How to connect React.js with a database?

by darrion.kuhn , in category: Javascript , 3 months ago

How to connect React.js with a database?

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by gilbert , 3 months ago

@darrion.kuhn 

To connect React.js with a database, you would typically follow these steps:

  1. Set up a backend server: React.js is a front-end library and it needs a server to communicate with the database. You can use any backend technology such as Node.js with Express, Python with Django, Ruby with Ruby on Rails, etc. Set up a backend server that can handle API requests from the front-end.
  2. Create API endpoints: In your backend server, create API endpoints that handle the requests related to your database operations. For example, you may have endpoints for fetching data, inserting data, updating data, or deleting data.
  3. Connect to the database: In your backend server, establish a connection with your chosen database management system such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc. This typically involves configuring connection parameters (e.g., server host, port, credentials) and setting up a database connection pool.
  4. Implement CRUD operations: Using the API endpoints you created, implement the necessary CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations for your database. For example, you may define functions for retrieving data from the database, inserting new data, updating existing data, and deleting data.
  5. Make HTTP requests from React.js: In your React.js front-end, make HTTP requests to the API endpoints you defined in the backend server. You can use libraries like Axios or the built-in Fetch API to make these requests. For example, when you need to display data from the database, you can make a GET request to the corresponding API endpoint to retrieve the data.
  6. Process and render the data: Once the response is received from the backend server, process and store the data in React.js state or props. Use this data to dynamically render components and update the UI as needed.


By following these steps, you can establish a connection between React.js and a database, enabling data storage, retrieval, and manipulation within your application.