$ npm install pg
Generally you will access the PostgreSQL server through a pool of clients. A client takes a non-trivial amount of time to establish a new connection. A client also consumes a non-trivial amount of resources on the PostgreSQL server - not something you want to do on every http request. Good news: node-postgres ships with built in client pooling.
var pg = require'pg';var conString = "postgres://username:password@localhost/database";//this initializes a connection pool//it will keep idle connections open for a (configurable) 30 seconds//and set a limit of 10 (also configurable)pgconnectconStringiferrreturn console.error'error fetching client from pool' err;clientquery'SELECT $1::int AS number' '1'//call `done()` to release the client back to the pooldone;iferrreturn console.error'error running query' err;console.logresultrows0number;//output: 1;;
Sometimes you may not want to use a pool of connections. You can easily connect a single client to a postgres instance, run some queries, and disconnect.
var pg = require'pg';var conString = "postgres://username:password@localhost/database";var client = conString;clientconnectiferrreturn console.error'could not connect to postgres' err;clientquery'SELECT NOW() AS "theTime"'iferrreturn console.error'error running query' err;console.logresultrows0theTime;//output: Tue Jan 15 2013 19:12:47 GMT-600 (CST)clientend;;;
To install the native bindings:
$ npm install pg pg-native
To use the native bindings, first install pg-native. Once pg-native is installed, simply replace
require('pg').native please report an issue.
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