ifxnjs

    10.0.5 • Public • Published

    Informix native node.js driver


    Informix native node.js driver is a high performance driver with asynchronous/synchronous interface suitable for highly scalable enterprise applications and lightweight enough for Internet of things (IoT) solutions working with Informix database.

    The development activities of the driver are powered by passion, dedication and independent thinking. You may send pull request, together we grow as an open community; relevant discussion and queries are answered by community through Stack Overflow. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/informix

    Installing the driver


    # Local Install: just for the project. 
    npm install ifxnjs
     
    # Global Install: on the system for the user 
    npm install -g ifxnjs

    The driver has prebuilt binaries for ARM, Linux x64 and Win64, and it is certified to work with Raspberry Pi; all other platforms you may perform a local build. The current version of Informix native node driver (ifxnjs@10.0.x) is being compiled with Node.js v10.15.1 LTS libraries. The driver is expected to work with all node.js version 10x.

    FYI: Informix Client SDK 4.10 xC2 or above is needed for the driver to make connection to the database. Make sure Informix Client SDK is installed and its environments are set prior to running application.

    Runtime Environment


    The Informix node.js driver has dependency on Informix Client SDK version 4.10 xC2 or above. Make sure to set Informix Client SDK runtime environment before running the applications.

    Say INFORMIXDIR is the location where you have installed Informix Client SDK.

    Linux
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${INFORMIXDIR}/lib:${INFORMIXDIR}/lib/esql:${INFORMIXDIR}/lib/cli
    Windows
    SET PATH=%INFORMIXDIR%\bin;%PATH%

    Build the driver from its source code


    The driver has prebuilt native module available for ARM, Linux x64 and Win64, that mean if you are on this platforms in a normal scenario you don’t need to build the driver from its source; just follow the install step mention above and you are good to go. By any chance if you have to build the driver from the source then please follow the step. The driver source code is platform neutral; you may build it on any platforms. If you face any difficulty feel free to reach out to us, we are happy to help you. The following URL has instruction to build it on ARM, Linux and Windows.

    Connection


    var dbobj = require('ifxnjs');
    var ConStr = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;";
     
    var conn = dbobj.openSync(ConStr);
     
    // FYI: for Asynchronous open then
    // dbobj.open( ConStr, (err, conn) => {} );
     
    // -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    // Do some DB work here
    // -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     
    conn.closeSync();

    Example


     
    var dbobj = require('ifxnjs');
     
    function DirExec( conn, ErrIgn, sql )
    {
      try
      {
        var result = conn.querySync( sql );
        console.log( sql  );
      }
      catch (e) 
      {
        console.log( "--- " + sql  );
        if( ErrIgn != 1 )
        {
          console.log(e);
          console.log();
        }
      }
    }
     
    function DoSomeWork(err, conn)
    {
      if (err) 
      {
        return console.log(err);
      }
      
      DirExec( conn, 1, "drop table t1" );
      DirExec( conn, 0, "create table t1 ( c1 int, c2 char(20) ) " );
      DirExec( conn, 0, "insert into t1 values( 1, 'val-1' )" );
      DirExec( conn, 0, "insert into t1 values( 2, 'val-2' )" );
      DirExec( conn, 0, "insert into t1 values( 3, 'val-3' )" );
      DirExec( conn, 0, "insert into t1 values( 4, 'val-4' )" );
      DirExec( conn, 0, "insert into t1 values( 5, 'val-5' )" );
      
      console.log(" --- SELECT * FROM t1 ------ " );
      // blocks until the query is completed and all data has been acquired
      var rows = conn.querySync( "SELECT * FROM t1" );
      console.log();
      console.log(rows);
    };
     
     
    var MyAsynchronousTask = function (err, conn)
    {
      DoSomeWork(err, conn);
      conn.close();
    }
     
    function ifxnjs_Open(ConStr) 
    {
      console.log(" --- MyAsynchronousTask Starting....." );
      dbobj.open( ConStr, MyAsynchronousTask );
      console.log(" --- Check the sequence printed!" );
    }
     
    function ifxnjs_OpenSync(ConStr) 
    {
      console.log(" --- Executing ifxnjs.openSync() ...." );
      var conn;
      try 
      {
        conn = dbobj.openSync(ConStr);
      }
      catch(e) 
      {
        console.log(e);
        return;
      }
      
      DoSomeWork(0, conn);
      
      try 
      {
          conn.closeSync();
      }
      catch(e) 
      {
        console.log(e);
      }
      console.log(" --- End ifxnjs.openSync()" );
    }
     
    function main_func()
    {
      //  Make sure the port is IDS SQLI port.
      var ConnectionString = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;";
        
      //Synchronous Execution 
      ifxnjs_OpenSync(ConnectionString);
      
      //Asynchronous Execution
      ifxnjs_Open(ConnectionString);
    }
     
    main_func();
     

    API

    Database

    The simple api is based on instances of the Database class. You may get an instance in one of the following ways:

    require("ifxnjs").open(connectionString, function (err, conn){
      //conn is already open now if err is falsy
    });

    or by using the helper function:

    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs")();

    or by creating an instance with the constructor function:

    var Database = require("ifxnjs").Database
      , dbobj = new Database();

    .open(connectionString, [options,] callback)

    Open a connection to a database.

    • connectionString - The connection string for your database
    • options - OPTIONAL - Object type. Can be used to avoid multiple loading of native ODBC library for each call of .open.
    • callback - callback (err, conn)
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs");
     
    dbobj.open(connectionString, function (err, connection) {
        if (err) 
        {
          console.log(err);
          return;
        }
        connection.query("select 1 from mytab1", function (err1, rows) 
        {
          if (err1) console.log(err1);
          else console.log(rows);
          connection.close(function(err2) 
          { 
            if(err2) console.log(err2);
          });
        });
    };
     

    .openSync(connectionString)

    Synchronously open a connection to a database.

    • connectionString - The connection string for your database
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
      connString = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    try {
      var conn = dbobj.openSync(connString);
      conn.query("select * from customers fetch first 10 rows only", function (err, rows, moreResultSets) {
        if (err) {
          console.log(err);
        } else {
          console.log(rows);
        }
        conn.close();  
      });
    } catch (e) {
      console.log(e.message);
    }

    .query(sqlQuery [, bindingParameters], callback)

    Issue an asynchronous SQL query to the database which is currently open.

    • sqlQuery - The SQL query to be executed.
    • bindingParameters - OPTIONAL - An array of values that will be bound to any '?' characters in sqlQuery.
    • callback - callback (err, rows, moreResultSets)
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function (err, conn) {
      if (err) {
        return console.log(err);
      }
     
      //we now have an open connection to the database
      //so lets get some data
      conn.query("select * from customers fetch first 10 rows only", function (err, rows, moreResultSets) {
        if (err) {
          console.log(err);
        } else {
        
          console.log(rows);
        }
     
        //if moreResultSets is truthy, then this callback function will be called
        //again with the next set of rows.
      });
    });

    .querySync(sqlQuery [, bindingParameters])

    Synchronously issue a SQL query to the database that is currently open.

    • sqlQuery - The SQL query to be executed.
    • bindingParameters - OPTIONAL - An array of values that will be bound to any '?' characters in sqlQuery.
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function(err, conn){
     
        //blocks until the query is completed and all data has been acquired
        var rows = conn.querySync("select * from customers fetch first 10 rows only");
     
        console.log(rows);
    })

    .close(callback)

    Close the currently opened database.

    • callback - callback (err)
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function (err, conn) {
      if (err) {
        return console.log(err);
      }
      
      //we now have an open connection to the database
      
      conn.close(function (err) {
        console.log("the database connection is now closed");
      });
    });

    .closeSync()

    Synchronously close the currently opened database.

    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs")(),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    //Blocks until the connection is open
    var conn = dbobj.openSync(cn);
     
    //Blocks until the connection is closed
    conn.closeSync();

    .prepare(sql, callback)

    Prepare a statement for execution.

    • sql - SQL string to prepare
    • callback - callback (err, stmt)

    Returns a Statement object via the callback

    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn,function(err,conn){
      conn.prepare("insert into hits (col1, col2) VALUES (?, ?)", function (err, stmt) {
        if (err) {
          //could not prepare for some reason
          console.log(err);
          return conn.closeSync();
        }
     
        //Bind and Execute the statment asynchronously
        stmt.execute(['something', 42], function (err, result) {
          if( err ) console.log(err);  
          else result.closeSync();
     
          //Close the connection
        conn.close(function(err){}));
        });
      });
    });

    .prepareSync(sql)

    Synchronously prepare a statement for execution.

    • sql - SQL string to prepare

    Returns a Statement object

    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn,function(err,conn){
      var stmt = conn.prepareSync("insert into hits (col1, col2) VALUES (?, ?)");
     
      //Bind and Execute the statment asynchronously
      stmt.execute(['something', 42], function (err, result) {
        result.closeSync();
     
        //Close the connection
      conn.close(function(err){}));
      });
    });

    .beginTransaction(callback)

    Begin a transaction

    • callback - callback (err)

    .beginTransactionSync()

    Synchronously begin a transaction

    .commitTransaction(callback)

    Commit a transaction

    • callback - callback (err)
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function(err,conn) {
     
      conn.beginTransaction(function (err) {
        if (err) {
          //could not begin a transaction for some reason.
          console.log(err);
          return conn.closeSync();
        }
     
        var result = conn.querySync("insert into customer (customerCode) values ('stevedave')");
     
        conn.commitTransaction(function (err) {
          if (err) {
            //error during commit
            console.log(err);
            return conn.closeSync();
          }
     
        console.log(conn.querySync("select * from customer where customerCode = 'stevedave'"));
     
         //Close the connection
         conn.closeSync();
        });
      });
    });

    .commitTransactionSync()

    Synchronously commit a transaction

    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function(err,conn) {
     
      conn.beginTransaction(function (err) {
        if (err) {
          //could not begin a transaction for some reason.
          console.log(err);
          return conn.closeSync();
        }
     
        var result = conn.querySync("insert into customer (customerCode) values ('stevedave')");
     
        conn.commitTransactionSync();
     
        console.log(conn.querySync("select * from customer where customerCode = 'stevedave'"));
     
         //Close the connection
        conn.closeSync();
      });
    });

    .rollbackTransaction(callback)

    Rollback a transaction

    • callback - callback (err)
    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs"),
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function(err,conn) {
     
      conn.beginTransaction(function (err) {
        if (err) {
          //could not begin a transaction for some reason.
          console.log(err);
          return conn.closeSync();
        }
     
        var result = conn.querySync("insert into customer (customerCode) values ('stevedave')");
     
        conn.rollbackTransaction(function (err) {
          if (err) {
            //error during rollback
            console.log(err);
            return conn.closeSync();
          }
     
        console.log(conn.querySync("select * from customer where customerCode = 'stevedave'"));
     
         //Close the connection
         conn.closeSync();
        });
      });
    });

    .rollbackTransactionSync()

    Synchronously rollback a transaction

    var dbobj = require("ifxnjs")
       cn = "SERVER=ids0;DATABASE=db1;HOST=127.0.0.1;SERVICE=9088;UID=informix;PWD=xxxx;"
     
    dbobj.open(cn, function(err,conn) {
     
      conn.beginTransaction(function (err) {
        if (err) {
          //could not begin a transaction for some reason.
          console.log(err);
          return conn.closeSync();
        }
     
        var result = conn.querySync("insert into customer (customerCode) values ('stevedave')");
     
        conn.rollbackTransactionSync();
     
        console.log(conn.querySync("select * from customer where customerCode = 'stevedave'"));
     
         //Close the connection
        conn.closeSync();
      });
    });

    Connection Pool

    Work in progress......

    contributors

    license

    Copyright (c) 2017 Sathyanesh Krishnan msatyan@gmail.com

    Copyright (c) 2017 Javier Sagrera

    Copyright (c) 2013 Dan VerWeire dverweire@gmail.com

    Copyright (c) 2010 Lee Smith notwink@gmail.com

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    Version

    10.0.5

    License

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