An expressive ORM with query builder and supports multiple kinds of database.
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An expressive ORM with query builder and supports multiple databases.

See API documentation on official website. Or on GitHub Pages.


  • NodeJS version higher than 4.0.0.


To install Modelar in you project, just type the following command in your shell or CMD:

npm install modelar --save

Supported Databases

This module currently supports these databases:

Not all adapters are installed automatically, only MySQL/MariaDB (since 3.0.4) are internally included, you must manually install other adapters if you want to use them.

What can I do with this module?

  • Write less code.
    • You can just define a class that extends the Model, and most of the work would be done for you.
    • Promise guarantees that all the procedures can be controlled within one logic.
  • Write expressive and good looking code.
    • Attributes of a model is actually properties of the instance.
    • All setter and getter supports.
  • Write one piece of code, run everywhere.
    • Modelar exposes a common API that provides consistency across databases.
    • You can just write a piece of code, and run it with all the databases supported, and don't have to worry the behavior of different databases.
  • Use Query Builder to handle data.
    • This module provides most of the SQL supports to the Model.
    • Query builder provides an Object-Oriented way to generate SQL statements.

Modelar is still growing, more features might be introduced in future versions.


const { DB, Model } = require("modelar");

    type: "mysql", // Could be 'mysql', 'maria' or 'postgres' by default.
    database: "modelar",
    host: "",
    port: 3306,
    user: "root",
    password: "161301"

// Add a global event handler to every queries.
DB.on("query", model=>{

// Define a new class that extends the Model.
class Article extends Model {
    constructor(data = {}) {
        super(data, {
            table: "articles",
            primary: "id",
            fields: [ "id", "title", "content" ],
            searchable: [ "title", "content" ]

(async () => {
    var db = null;
    try {
        db = new DB();

        // Create a new table `articles`:

        var table = new Table("articles");
        table.addColumn("title", "varchar", 255).notNull();
        table.addColumn("content", "varchar", 1024).notNull();

        table = await table.use(db).save();

        // Insert an article into the database with 'Article' model:
        var article = new Article;
        article.title = "A new article in Modelar circumstance.";
        article.content = "This is the content of the article.";
        article = await article.use(db).save();
    } catch (e) {

    if (db)

Above gives a very simple example that shows the convenience and expressive functionality that this package carries, you can go into the real depth of it by checking the API documentation.

This package is written in TypeScript and compiled to ES5 standard (since 3.0.4) with some ES2015 features, so it can run in any version of NodeJS that higher than 4.0.0. But this feature relies on the support of the adapter you're using, so check the specification of the adapter carefully.