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Wrapper for multiple databases with a JDBC-like connection

Database-js implements a common, promise-based interface for SQL database access. Inspired by Java, it uses connection strings to identify the database driver. Wrappers around native database drivers provide a unified interface to handle databases. Thus, you don't need to modify your code (except the connection string) to change your database! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Database-js has built-in prepared statements, even if the underlying driver does not support them. It is built on Promises, so it works well with ES7 async code.


  • Install
  • Usage
  • [Examples](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js/wiki/Examples)
  • [API](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js/wiki/API)
  • [Drivers](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js/wiki/Drivers)
  • [In the Browser](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js/wiki/Browsers)


npm install database-js


Driver (wrapper) Note Installation
[ActiveX Data Objects](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-adodb) Windows only npm i database-js-adodb
[CSV files](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-csv) npm i database-js-csv
[Excel files](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-xlsx) npm i database-js-xlsx
[Firebase](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-firebase) npm i database-js-firebase
[INI files](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-ini) npm i database-js-ini
[JSON files](//github.com/thiagodp/database-js-json) npm i database-js-json
[MySQL](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-mysql) npm i database-js-mysql
MS SQL Server npm i database-js-mssql
[PostgreSQL](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-postgres) npm i database-js-postgres
[SQLite](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js-sqlite) npm i database-js-sqlite

[See here](//github.com/mlaanderson/database-js/wiki/Drivers#implementing-a-new-driver) how to add a new driver.


var Connection = require('database-js').Connection;

// ๐Ÿ‘‰ Change the connection URL according to the database you need to connect
var conn =
    new Connection("sqlite:///path/to/test.sqlite"); // SQLite
    // new Connection("mysql://user:[email protected]/test"); // MySQL
    // new Connection("postgres://user:[email protected]/test"); // PostgreSQL
    // new Connection( < ANOTHER URL HERE > ); // see the drivers

var statement = conn.prepareStatement("SELECT * FROM states WHERE state = ?");
statement.query("South Dakota")
    .then((results) => {
        console.log(results); // Display the results
        conn.close() // Close the database connection
            .then(() => {
                process.exit(0); // Success!
            }).catch((reason) => {
                console.log(reason); // Some problem when closing the connection
    }).catch((reason) => {
        console.log(reason); // Some problem while performing the query
        conn.close() // Close the connection
            .then(() => {
                process.exit(0); // Success!
            }).catch((reason) => {
                console.log(reason); // Some problem when closing the connection

Async / await

Because database-js is built on Promises, it works very well with async/await. Compare the following code to the code from above. They accomplish the same thing.

var Connection = require('database-js').Connection;

(async function() {
    let conn, statement, results;
    try {
        conn = new Connection("sqlite:///path/to/test.sqlite"); // Just change the connection URL for a different database
        statement = conn.prepareStatement("SELECT * FROM states WHERE state = ?");
        results = await statement.query("South Dakota");
    } catch (reason) {
    } finally {
        if (conn) {
            await conn.close();

See also

codeceptjs-dbhelper - Allows to use database-js inside CodeceptJS to setup tests that access databases.



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