# Execute a Select statement on a MySql table

Published 2022-12-03

This tutorial explains to you how to run a select command on a MySql database (table) from a Node.js application. This article provides you with an example as well.

Using Node.js you can connect to a database and run different operation as creating a table, select data from tables, update rows in tables, insert data into tables or delete information from a database.

In order to make possible this thing, you have to install into Node.js the proper package.

For MySql database you have to install mysql module (package):

npm install mysql

After that you can connect to MySQL Database and perform different operations.

Here it is a Node.js code which selects some rows from a MySQL table:

var mysql = require('mysql');
var con = mysql.createConnection({
  host: "localhost",
  user: "root",
  password: "1234",
  database: "world"
con.connect(function(err) {
  if (err) throw err;
  varId = 6;
  con.query("SELECT id, name FROM city where id <" + varId + " order by id desc", function (err, result, fields) {
    if (err) throw err;
  console.log("END 1");
console.log("END of the application.");

When you run the code you will se the following into the console (you can see an ASYNC execution):