SingleStore DB

Connect with Node.js

Whether you're using an ORM or straight SQL, you can get started with SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) and Node quickly. SingleStore is wire-compliant with MySQL, meaning connecting to SingleStore is as easy as connecting to a MySQL database.

The sections below describe how to connect your application. For a complete example, including samples of CRUD operations, refer to the associated GitHub repo.

  • Install (or update to) a supported version of Node.js (v14 or newer). You can download the Node.js installer from

  • Install the mysql2 module as a dependency:

    npm install --save mysql2
Connection Details

To connect your Node.js application to your SingleStore DB cluster, you'll need the following:

  • Host: the IP Address of your SingleStore cluster.

  • Port: default is 3306.

  • User: root

  • Password

Here is an example of a Node connection for a SingleStore cluster:

const db = mysql.createConnection({
    host: 'localhost',
    user: 'root',
    password: 'hjk3874yishf '
    database: 'dbExecTest'
Using Node.js with SingleStore
  1. Create a project folder, and initialize this project as an NPM project.

    mkdir ss_node
    cd ss_node
    npm init -y
  2. Set up a new SingleStore cluster at See the Getting Started with SingleStore DB guide for more information.

  3. Once the cluster is deployed, use the SQL Editor (in the SingleStore Studio Navigation pane on the left) or the command-line, to set up a new database and create tables.

  4. Add the following code block to the index.js file of your Node application to setup the connection to the new SingleStore database, using the MySQL2 NPM package.

    import mysql from 'mysql2/promise';
    //Modify the connection details to match the details specified while
    //deploying the SingleStore cluster:
    const HOST = 'ip_address_of_the_cluster';
    const USER = 'root';
    const PASSWORD = 'root_password';
    const DATABASE = 'name_of_the_database';
    // main is run at the end
    async function main() {
     let singleStoreConnection;
     try {
       singleStoreConnection = await mysql.createConnection({
         host: HOST,
         user: USER,
         password: PASSWORD,
         database: DATABASE
       console.log("You have successfully connected to SingleStore.");
     } catch (err) { 
       console.error('ERROR', err);
     } finally {
       if (singleStoreConnection) {
         await singleStoreConnection.end();

    To connect with Node.js using SSL, see the Connect with Node.js using SSL topic.

  5. Run the following command to test the connectivity to your SingleStore database. This command executes the index.js file created in the previous step.

    node index.js

    If the connection is successful, the following message is displayed:

    You have successfully connected to SingleStore.

The following examples show how to perform basic CRUD operations using Node.js. These examples use the messages table.

    content VARCHAR(300) NOT NULL,
Create Operation

The following example adds a row using the INSERT command.

async function create({conn, content}) {
    const [results] = await conn.execute(
        'INSERT INTO messages (content) VALUES (?)',
 	return results.insertId;
// call the create() function inside the main() function as:
const id = await create({conn, content: 'New message has been logged.'});
console.log(`Inserted row id is: ${id}`);
Read Operation

The following example reads the row inserted in the example above.

async function readN({conn, id}) {
    const [rows] = await conn.execute(
        'SELECT id, content, createdate FROM messages WHERE id = ?',
    return rows[0];
// call the readN() function inside the main() function as:
const msg = await readN({conn, id:1});
    console.log('Read one row:');
    if (msg == null) {
        console.log('No message entry with this ID.');
    } else {
        console.log(`${}, ${msg.content}, ${msg.createdate}`);
Update Operation

The following example updates the row inserted in the Create Operation example above.

async function updateN({conn, content, id}) {
    await conn.execute(
        'UPDATE messages SET content = ? WHERE id = ?',
    const [upd] = await conn.execute(
        'SELECT id, content, createdate FROM messages WHERE id = ?',
    return upd[0];   
//call the updateN() function inside the main() function as:
const i = await updateN({conn, id:1, content: 'This row has been updated.'});
console.log(`Updated row id ${}, ${i.content}`);
Delete Operation

The following example deletes the row inserted in the Create Operation example above.

async function deleteN({conn, id}) {
    await conn.execute(
        'DELETE FROM messages WHERE id = ?',
//call the deleteN() function inside the main() function as:
await deleteN({conn, id:1});  
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