Node.js connect to mongodb using mongoose

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By Admin Dec 21, 2019

Node.js connect to mongodb using mongoose: following example shows how to connect to a MongoDB instance that is running on localhost using port 27017. If the database is omitted, the MongoClient uses the default test database.
Install MongoDB: (Skip if already Installed)
npm install mongodb --save
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Mongoose is an Object Data Modeling (ODM) library for MongoDB and Node js.

In short, Mongoose provides a straight-forward, schema-based solution to model your application data. Mongoose is similar to an ORM (Object-Relational Mapper) used in RDBMS.

Step-1: Install Mongoose
npm install mongoose --save
Step-2: Include Mongoose (app.js/server.js/index.js)
// Include Mongoose using Node.js
const mongoose = require('mongoose');
// Include Mongoose using ES6
import mongoose from 'mongoose';
Step-3: Create Database Schema

Each schema maps to a MongoDB collection and defines the shape of the documents within that collection

const mongoose = require('mongoose');
const Schema = mongoose.Schema;

//Sample of User Schema
var mySchema = new Schema({
name: String,
email: String,
address: String,
age: { type: Number, min: 0 },
date: { type: Date, default: }
Step-4: Create Model
var ModelName = mongoose.model('ModelName', mySchema);


//OR (using username and password)

Step-5: Check DB Connection
var db = mongoose.connection;
db.on('error', console.error.bind(console, 'connection error:'));
db.once('open', function(){
  console.log("Successfully Connected to DB");
  //do operations which involve interacting with DB etc.

For more details - Mongoose Model Official Docs Link