BasicsStreaming Object Generation

Stream Object Generation

Object generation can sometimes take a long time to complete, especially when you're generating a large schema. In such cases, it is useful to stream the object generation process to the client in real-time. This allows the client to display the generated object as it is being generated, rather than have users wait for it to complete before displaying the result.

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Let's create a simple React component that will call the getNotifications function when a button is clicked. The function will generate a list of notifications as described in the schema.

'use client';
import { useState } from 'react';
import { generate } from './actions';
import { readStreamableValue } from 'ai/rsc';
// Force the page to be dynamic and allow streaming responses up to 30 seconds
export const dynamic = 'force-dynamic';
export const maxDuration = 30;
export default function Home() {
const [generation, setGeneration] = useState<string>('');
return (
onClick={async () => {
const { object } = await generate('Messages during finals week.');
for await (const partialObject of readStreamableValue(object)) {
if (partialObject) {
JSON.stringify(partialObject.notifications, null, 2),


Now let's implement the getNotifications function. We'll use the generateObject function to generate the list of fictional notifications based on the schema we defined earlier.

'use server';
import { streamObject } from 'ai';
import { openai } from '@ai-sdk/openai';
import { createStreamableValue } from 'ai/rsc';
import { z } from 'zod';
export async function generate(input: string) {
'use server';
const stream = createStreamableValue();
(async () => {
const { partialObjectStream } = await streamObject({
model: openai('gpt-4-turbo'),
system: 'You generate three notifications for a messages app.',
prompt: input,
schema: z.object({
notifications: z.array(
name: z.string().describe('Name of a fictional person.'),
message: z.string().describe('Do not use emojis or links.'),
minutesAgo: z.number(),
for await (const partialObject of partialObjectStream) {
return { object: stream.value };