NodeJS Insert Record

In this tutorial, we'll explore the process of inserting records in Node.js. Inserting records allows you to store data in your database, whether it's a SQL database like MySQL or a NoSQL database like MongoDB. So, let's dive in and learn how to insert records in Node.js!

Connecting to the Database

Before we can insert records, we need to establish a connection to our database. The process may vary depending on the database you're using, but the general steps remain the same.

Step 1:

Install the necessary database driver or ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) package for your chosen database. For example, if you're using MySQL, you might install the mysql package.

Step 2:

Require the necessary modules and establish a connection to your database. Here's an example for connecting to MySQL:

In this example, we use the mysql package to establish a connection to a MySQL database. Replace the connection details with your own database credentials.

Inserting Records

Now that we're connected to the database, let's proceed with inserting records.

Step 1:

Construct an SQL query or use an ORM method to insert records into the database. Here's an example using the mysql package to insert a record into a MySQL database:

In this example, we use the INSERT INTO SQL statement to insert a record into the users table. The SET ? syntax allows us to pass an object (newRecord) containing the column-value pairs for the record. The callback function receives an error and the result of the insert operation.

Step 2:

Execute the query or method to insert the record into the database.

That's it! You've successfully inserted a record into your database.

Handling Errors and Closing the Connection

To ensure robustness and proper resource management, it's important to handle errors and close the database connection when we're done with our operations.

Step 1:

Within the error handling code, log or handle any errors that occur during the insert operation.

Step 2:

Close the database connection after the insert operation is complete:

In this example, we use the end() method to close the connection to the MySQL database. The callback function receives an error if closing the connection fails.

You've successfully learned how to insert records in Node.js and store data in your database. By following these steps, you can insert records into your database, whether it's a SQL or NoSQL database.

Remember to establish a connection to your database, construct your insert query or use ORM methods, handle errors appropriately, and close the connection when you're done with your operations.

Feel free to explore more advanced concepts like batch inserts, prepared statements, and using ORMs to simplify the insertion process.

Now you can build amazing applications that store and retrieve data seamlessly, making your users' experiences even better.


Yes, you can insert multiple records at once using methods like insertMany() or by passing an array of documents to insertOne(). This is useful when you need to add multiple records in a single database operation.

Yes, you can insert records conditionally based on your business logic. Before inserting, you can perform checks and validations to ensure that the data meets specific criteria.

To optimize performance, consider using batch inserts for large datasets, using bulk write operations if available, and minimizing unnecessary database calls.