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Query IBM Cloud Data Engine Data as a SQL Server in Node.js

Execute SQL Server queries against IBM Cloud Data Engine data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Server to query IBM Cloud Data Engine data through a SQL Server interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for IBM Cloud Data Engine in Connect Server and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Server provides a pure SQL Server interface for IBM Cloud Data Engine, allowing you to easily build reports from live IBM Cloud Data Engine data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you build visualizations, Node.js generates SQL queries to gather data. Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Server pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to IBM Cloud Data Engine, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return the requested IBM Cloud Data Engine data.

Create a Virtual SQL Server Database for IBM Cloud Data Engine Data

CData Connect Server uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Server and click Connections.
  2. Select "IBM Cloud Data Engine" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to IBM Cloud Data Engine.

    IBM Cloud Data Engine uses the OAuth and HMAC authentication standards. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to IBM Cloud Data Engine data from Node.js.

Query IBM Cloud Data Engine from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to IBM Cloud Data Engine with the SQL Server module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your Connect Server instance and the port (1433)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on Connect Server
  • Database name: The database you configured for IBM Cloud Data Engine (IBMCloudDataEngine1)

Connect to IBM Cloud Data Engine data and start executing queries with the code below:

const sql = require('mssql');

const config = {
    user: 'your_connect_username', 
    password: 'your_connect_password', 
    server: 'connect_server_url', 
    port: 1433, // optional, defaults to 1433
    database: 'IBMCloudDataEngine1',
    authentication: {
        type: 'default'
    options: {
        encrypt: true


async function connectAndQuery() {
    try {
        var poolConnection = await sql.connect(config);

        console.log("Reading rows from the table...");
        var resultSet = await poolConnection.request().query(`SELECT * FROM table_name`);

        console.log(`${resultSet.recordset.length} rows returned.`);

        // output column headers
        var columns = "";
        for (var column in resultSet.recordset.columns) {
            columns += column + ", ";
        console.log("%s	", columns.substring(0, columns.length - 2));

        // ouput row contents from default record set
        resultSet.recordset.forEach(row => {
            console.log("%s	%s", row.CategoryName, row.ProductName);

        // close connection only when we're certain application is finished
    } catch (err) {

SQL Server Access to IBM Cloud Data Engine Data from Node.js

You have retrieved live IBM Cloud Data Engine Data using Node.js. Now, you can easily access data sources and more — all without replicating IBM Cloud Data Engine data.

To get SQL data access to 200+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your applications, try CData Connect Server.