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TypeScript MongoDB compatibility quickstart

This quickstart will get you up and running with an application that demonstrates Tigris MongoDB compatibility.

You can view the source for the TypeScript MongoDB compatibility quickstart app on GitHub.


Get the code

Using create-tigris-app

The quickest way to get up and running with the TypeScript MongoDB compatibility quickstart is by using the create-tigris-app CLI:

  1. Head to the Tigris Web console
  2. Create a new project
  3. Run the MongoDB Driver create-tigris-app command shown in the TypeScript tab of the Getting started section for the project

This will download the Git repo, install the application dependencies, and create a .env with the required envionment variables.


Clone the repo, navigate into the directory, and install the application dependencies:

git clone
cd tigris-mongodb-typescript-example
npm i

Create a project in Tigris, create an application key, and copy the Client ID and Client Secret values for use in a .env file. Then:

  1. Create a .env file in the root of the app with the same properties as env.example
  2. Update the values with your connection string, database name, and collection name

Install the app dependencies:

npm i

Run the app

Start the app as follows:

npm start

Create a new Game:

curl --location --request POST 'http://localhost:8080/games' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
"name": "Fable Anniversary",
"price": 4.99,
"category": "Video Game"

List Games:

curl --location --request GET 'http://localhost:8080/games'

Get a single Game:

curl --location --request GET 'http://localhost:8080/games/{_id}'

Delete a Game:

curl --location --request DELETE 'http://localhost:8080/games/{_id}'

Getting to know the code

The below diagram shows the overall architecture of the diagram and the following sections will explain the code:

Architecture diagram of the application

Games Router

The src/routes/games.router.ts class uses Express's Router functionality. It defines the endpoints available to clients for the Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) operations and then communicates with the database via the MongoDB NodeJS Driver.

Database Service

The src/services/database.service.ts class implements the connection the database. This is also where schema validation is applied to the collection at database level.


games.ts defines the model (properties and data types expected) in a Game document and is used throughout the codebase.

Explore the data

You can explore the data created by the quickstart application in the Tigris Cloud Console.