Les Paul Les Paul - 8 months ago 74
TypeScript Question

Type Observable<Response> is not assignable to type Observable<List<Todo>>

I'm trying to build an application loosely following this application but I am getting a TypeScript error and I'd like an explanation of what is wrong. To the best of my knowledge I'm doing what I'm supposed to.

Here's the code I've written thus far:

import {Injectable,Inject} from '@angular/core';
import {Http,Headers,URLSearchParams, Response} from '@angular/http';
import {List, Record} from 'immutable';
import {Observable} from "rxjs/Observable";

const TodoRecord = Record({
id: 0,
description: "",
completed: false

export class Todo extends TodoRecord {

completed: boolean;

constructor(props: any) {



export class TodoBackendService {
constructor(private http: Http){
this.http = http;

return this.http.get("/todo");

saveTodo(newTodo: Todo): Observable<List<Todo>> {
var headers = new Headers();
headers.append("Content-Type", "application/json; chartset=utf-8");

return this.http.post("/todo", JSON.stringify(newTodo.toJS()),{headers}).share();

This is the line of code Visual Studio Code identifies as an error:

return this.http.post("/todo", JSON.stringify(newTodo.toJS()),{headers}).share();

And this is the error message I get in VS Code:

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Any help would be much appreciated.


The message says it all. An http post returns an Observable<Response>, not an Observable<List<Todo>>.

You need to use map() to create a List<Todo> from the returned response.