Using a local MongoDB server
Perhaps the easiest way to add a database to your app is to install MongoDB on your computer and add its connection information to Factor.
Using a local server is awesome for local development. However, note that in production you'll need to upload and install Mongo into a dedicated server environment and it can be a bit more complicated than just using something like Mongo Atlas.
The first step is to install the MongoDB community edition on your computer.
Once you have completed the installation process, try typing mongo --version into your command line. You should get a response similar to the following:
➜ mongo --version MongoDB shell version v4.2.7 git version: 51d9fe12b5d19720e72dcd7db0f2f17dd9a19212 allocator: system modules: none build environment: distarch: x86_64 target_arch: x86_64
Connect in terminal
When you run mongo, it always connects via a URL-like string. By default it is
It's possible to change the port that Mongo runs on, so it verify this you can connect in your terminal to mongo by just typing
Which should show the address of the connection.
connecting to: mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017/?compressors=disabled&gssapiServiceName=mongodb
Create posts database
Next, you'll need to make sure there is a
posts database in MongoDb. This is the default database used by Factor. To create this, just type
use posts in your terminal Mongo shell (created after you type
> use posts switched to db posts
Add connection into to .env
Now that you've created the posts database, you're all set to add your connection to Factor.
You'll just need the connection url
mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017/ and the db name
With that you should be up and running with a local MongoDB server, working and connected to Factor.
To test this, you can start Factor:
npx factor dev