Update data in MySQL database table using Node.js

In this tutorial article, we will learn how to update data from MySQL database using Node.js. We will use where condition to update specific records into MySQL server. 

Perform the following steps to update data into MySQL database server.

Step 1: First create connection between MySQL server and Node.js.

Step 2: After database connection created, use conn.query() method to run UPDATE query into MySQL database.

var query = `UPDATE visitors SET percentage = ? WHERE id = ?`;
var percentage = [62.02, 1];

Step 3: After the query executed, close the connection using conn.end() method.

We have created below update_rows.js file with full example.

const mysql = require('mysql');

const conn = mysql.createConnection({
    host: 'localhost',
    port: 3306,
    database: 'charts',
    user: 'root',
    password: 'root',

conn.connect((err) => {
    if (err) {
        return console.log(err.message);
    } else {
        // select query
        var query = `UPDATE visitors SET percentage = ? WHERE id = ?`;
        var percentage = [62.02, 1];
        // query to database
        conn.query(query, percentage, function(err, response, result) {
            if (err) {
                return console.log(err.message);
            } else {
    // close the connection

Now run the file into Node server.

node update_rows.js

The application will response with object data.

OkPacket {
  fieldCount: 0,
  affectedRows: 1,
  insertId: 0,
  serverStatus: 2,
  warningCount: 0,
  message: '(Rows matched: 1  Changed: 1  Warnings: 0',
  protocol41: true,
  changedRows: 1

You can get updated records number using response.affectedRows object property.

Note: If you omit the WHERE condition, all records will be updated.


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