Modern ECMAScript API for using raw SQL queries with MySQL
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Provides an API on top of mysql designed for Tagged Template Strings and async/await to make using raw SQL safe and lovely from modern ECMAScript.


import rawry from 'rawry'

const { transaction, query, querySingle } = rawry({ host: '', user: '', password: '', database: '' })

const name = 'Giles'
const anotherName = 'Ernest'

 * Transactions are auto committed if the returned Promise resolves successfully.
 * Using async/await will do this behavior with normal flow control.
await transaction(async { query } => {
  await query`insert into people (name) values (${name})`
  await query`insert into people (name) values (${anotherName})`

// querySingle returns a single row
const longNameLength = 5
const { peopleCount } = await querySingle`select count(*) peopleCount from people where length(name)>${longNameLength}`

// query returns an array of row results
for (const { name } of await query`select name from people`) {

What about SQL Injection!

So we're not using normal template strings. We're instead using Tagged Template Strings which give our query and querySingle functions a list of the strings and the values to splice into them. Instead of building a single string we just call the query function of the mysql connection with placeholders and supply the values from your template string separately.

When you do query`select * from people where name = ${someValue}, the query function in turn calls the mysql driver with connection.query('select * from people where name = ?', [ someValue ]).

Full details on the escaping in the mysql module can be found in it's escaping query values section.


We directly pass through the options you supply rawry to the mysql connection. Find full details in their Connection options.

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