usefulalgorithm / salat   1.11.3

Website GitHub

Salat is a simple serialization library for case classes.

Scala versions: 2.12 2.11 2.10


Build Status

Salat is a simple serialization library for case classes.

Salat currently supports bidirectional serialization for:

  • MongoDB's DBObject (using casbah)
  • JSON (using JSON4S)
  • maps


Simplicity. Flexibility. Consistency.

Your model there and back again should just work.

Get Salat

Salat publishes snapshots and releases to OSS Sontatype.

Stable Release

Available for Scala 2.10, 2.11 and 2.12. Based on Casbah 3.1.1, with support for Mongo 3.x

"com.github.salat" %% "salat" % "1.11.2"

Release Notes


Available for Scala 2.11 and 2.12. Based on Casbah 3.1.1, with support for Mongo 3.x

"com.github.salat" %% "salat" % "1.11.3-SNAPSHOT"

SNAPSHOT Release Notes

Legacy support


Starting with version 1.10.0, the package for Salat has changed.

Version 1.10.x and Later

import salat._

Version 1.9.x and Earlier

import com.novus.salat._


Salat has been hosted exclusively by Sonatype since version 0.0.8. Please remove all references to from your build files.

If you are not using sbt 0.11.2+, or you need a SNAPSHOT release, explicitly add OSS Sonatype to your resolvers:

resolvers += "Sonatype OSS Snapshots" at ""

Scala 2.12.x

Based on Casbah 3.1.1.

"org.github.salat" %% "salat" % "1.11.2"

Scala 2.11.x

Based on Casbah 3.1.1.

"org.github.salat" %% "salat" % "1.11.2"

Based on Casbah 2.8.2.

"org.github.salat" %% "salat" % "1.10.0"

Scala 2.10.4

Based on Casbah 2.7.1.

"com.novus" %% "salat" % "1.9.10"

Scala 2.9.3

Based on Casbah 2.7.0.

"com.novus" %% "salat" % "1.9.7"

Scala 2.9.2

Based on Casbah 2.6.4.

"com.novus" %% "salat" % "1.9.5"

Scala 2.8.1

Based on Casbah 2.1.5-1.

"com.novus" %% "salat" % "0.0.8"

Release Notes

Play 2 plugin

Are you using Play framework? Make sure to see our Play support wiki page, and check out the play-salat plugin at cloudinsights/play-salat.


See the wiki and the mailing list.

What does Salat support?

See Supported Types.

What doesn't Salat support?

We don't have the resources to support everything. Here are some things Salat doesn't do:

  • Java compatibility
  • non-case classes
  • type aliases
  • nested inner classes
  • varags
  • arrays
  • multiple constructors
  • tuples
  • Option containing a collection (see collection support for workarounds)
  • relationship management like a traditional ORM

How does Salat work?

Salat uses the Product trait implemented by case classes with the hi-fi type information found in pickled Scala signatures.

Details are thin on the ground, but here's where we got started: