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Search record with a pattern from MYSQL table by using Node.js

In this article, we are going to learn how to search with a random pattern from MYSQL table using Node.js Server?
Submitted by Manu Jemini, on December 02, 2017


In this article, we are going to do is to prepare a server file of Node.js where we require the MySQL module to work with MySQL and after that, we prepare a connection by using mysql.createConnection() method of MySQL module.

There are certain things that we have to define inside our create connection methods like host, user, password, and database name.

As we are all set to go with our connection, all we need to create an SQL query to count data basically a select query and two fields name by which we can search the records from MySQL table and after that we can use query() method to execute query statement with a callback in which we can throw error if any and print the number of records available in MYSQL table.

Database details:

  • Hostname: localhost
  • Port number: 3306
  • Username: root
  • Password: 123
  • Database: demo
  • Table name: clients

Server File

var mysql = require('mysql');
var con = mysql.createConnection({
  host: "",
  user: "root",
  password: "123",
  database: "demo"
con.connect(function(err) {
  if (err) throw err;
  var sql = "Select * from clients where name like '%an%'";

  con.query(sql, function (err, result) {
    if (err) throw err;

Discussing steps that we have followed in our server file:

  • Require MySQL module.
  • Create Connection variable using mysql.createConnection() method.
  • Connect by using con.connect() method.
  • Creating a SELECT SQL query by using fields id and name.
  • Execute query by using .query() method.
  • Show result.


Node.js - search record with a pattern

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