Using Node.js to Connect to An Azure SQL Database

In this quickstart, you use Node.js to connect to an Azure SQL database and use T-SQL statements to query data.


Get SQL server connection information

Get the connection information you need to connect to the Azure SQL database. You’ll need the fully qualified server name or host name, database name, and login information for the upcoming procedures.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. Go to the SQL databases or SQL managed instances page.

  3. On the Overview page, review the fully qualified server name next to Server name for a single database or the fully qualified server name next to Host for a managed instance. To copy the server name or host name, hover over it and select the Copy icon.

Create the project

Open a command prompt and create a folder named sqltest. Open the folder you created and run the following command:

npm init -y
npm install tedious

Add code to query database

  1. In your favorite text editor, create a new file, sqltest.js.

  2. Replace its contents with the following code. Then add the appropriate values for your server, database, user, and password.

    const { Connection, Request } = require("tedious");
    // Create connection to database
    const config = {
      authentication: {
        options: {
          userName: "username", // update me
          password: "password" // update me
        type: "default"
      server: "", // update me
      options: {
        database: "your_database", //update me
        encrypt: true
    const connection = new Connection(config);
    // Attempt to connect and execute queries if connection goes through
    connection.on("connect", err => {
      if (err) {
      } else {
    function queryDatabase() {
      console.log("Reading rows from the Table...");
      // Read all rows from table
      const request = new Request(
        `SELECT TOP 20 pc.Name as CategoryName,
              as ProductName
         FROM [SalesLT].[ProductCategory] pc
         JOIN [SalesLT].[Product] p ON pc.productcategoryid = p.productcategoryid`,
        (err, rowCount) => {
          if (err) {
          } else {
            console.log(`${rowCount} row(s) returned`);
      request.on("row", columns => {
        columns.forEach(column => {
          console.log("%s\t%s", column.metadata.colName, column.value);

The code example uses the AdventureWorksLT sample database for Azure SQL.

Run the code

  1. At the command prompt, run the program.

    node sqltest.js
  2. Verify the top 20 rows are returned and close the application window.

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Using Node.js to Connect to An Azure SQL Database
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