Node js Upload CSV File to Mongodb Database

Node js Upload CSV File to Mongodb Database

Upload CSV file to MongoDB mongoose + node js + Express; Through this tutorial, you will learn how to upload/import CSV file data into MongoDB in Node js + Express. 

Import csv file to mongodb using node js + express tutorial, you will also learn how to upload csv file into Node js + express app. Then read csv file data using npm CSVTOJSON package and import it in mongodb database with node js + express app.

How to Upload/Import csv File in Mongodb using Node js + Express

Follow the below steps and import/upload CSV file to mongodb using node js + Express:

  • Step 1 – Create Node Express js App
  • Step 2 – Install express ejs body-parser mongoose CSVTOJSON Multer Modules
  • Step 3 – Create Model
  • Step 4 – Create CSV File Upload HTML Markup Form
  • Step 5 – Import Modules in App.js
  • Step 6 – Start App Server

Step 1 – Create Node Express js App

Execute the following command on terminal to create node js app:

mkdir my-app
cd my-app
npm init -y

Step 2 – Install express ejs body-parser mongoose CSVTOJSON Multer Modules

Execute the following command on the terminal to express ejs body-parser mongoose dependencies :

npm install -g express-generator
npx express --view=ejs

npm install csvtojson mongoose multer body-parser 

body-parser – Node.js request body parsing middleware which parses the incoming request body before your handlers, and make it available under req.body property. In other words, it simplifies the incoming request.

Express-EJS– EJS is a simple templating language which is used to generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript. It also helps to embed JavaScript to HTML pages

Mongoose – Mongoose is a MongoDB object modeling tool designed to work in an asynchronous environment. Mongoose supports both promises and callbacks.

Multer – Multer is a node.js middleware for handling multipart/form-data , which is primarily used for uploading files. It is written on top of busboy for maximum efficiency.

CSVTOJSON –  A tool concentrating on converting csv data to JSON with customised parser supporting.

Step 3 – Create Model

Create Models directory and inside this directory create studentModel.js file; Then add following code into it:

var mongoose  =  require('mongoose');  
var csvSchema = new mongoose.Schema({  
module.exports = mongoose.model('studenModel',csvSchema);  

Step 4 – Create CSV File Upload HTML Markup Form

Create file/image upload Html form for upload image or file in mongoDB database; So visit views directory and create index.ejs file inside it. Then add the following code into it:

<html lang="en">  
<meta charset="UTF-8">  
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">  
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">  
<title>node js upload csv file to mongodb -</title>  
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/bootstrap.min.css">  
<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-dark bg-primary fixed-top">  
<a class="navbar-brand" href="#">CsvToMongo</a>  
<div class="container">  
<div class=" nav justify-content-center" style="margin-top:100px;">  
<div class="card border-warning mb-3 " style="max-width: 20rem;">  
<div class="card-header"><h5>Upload csv file</h5></div>  
<div class="card-body">  
<form action="/" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">  
<input type="file" name="csv"><br><br>  
<div class="text-center"><button type="submit" class="btn btn-lg btn-primary">submit</button></div>     
<table class="table table-hover table-responsive table-stripped  nav justify-content-center" style="width: auto" >   
<tr class="bg-primary">  
<th style="padding-right: 1em">LastName</th>  
<th style="padding-right: 1em">FirstName</th>  
<th style="padding-right:2em;padding-left:2em;">SSN</th>  
<tbody style="overflow-x: scroll; height:350px;" class="table-bordered">  
<%for(var i=0;i< data.length;i++){%>  
<tr class="text-center">  
<td ><%= i+1%></td>  
<td style="padding-right: 1em"><%= data[i].LastName%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1em;"><%= data[i].FirstName%></td>  
<td style="padding-right:1em;padding-left:1em;"><%= data[i].SSN%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1em"><%= data[i].Test1%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1em"><%= data[i].Test2%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1em"><%= data[i].Test3%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1.2em"><%= data[i].Test4%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1.2em"><%= data[i].Final%></td>  
<td style="padding-left: 1.2em"><%= data[i].Grade%></td>  

Step 5 – Import Modules in App.js

Import express, body-parser, mongoose, multer dependencies in app.js; as shown below:

var express     = require('express');  
var mongoose    = require('mongoose');  
var multer      = require('multer');  
var path        = require('path');  
var csvModel    = require('./models/csv');  
var csv         = require('csvtojson');  
var bodyParser  = require('body-parser');  
var storage = multer.diskStorage({  
var uploads = multer({storage:storage});  
//connect to db  
.then(()=>console.log('connected to db'))  
//init app  
var app = express();  
//set the template engine  
app.set('view engine','ejs');  
//fetch data from the request  
//static folder  
//default pageload  
var temp ;'/',uploads.single('csv'),(req,res)=>{  
//convert csvfile to jsonArray     
//the jsonObj will contain all the data in JSONFormat.
//but we want columns Test1,Test2,Test3,Test4,Final data as number .
//becuase we set the dataType of these fields as Number in our mongoose.Schema(). 
//here we put a for loop and change these column value in number from string using parseFloat(). 
//here we use parseFloat() beause because these fields contain the float values.
for(var x=0;x<jsonObj;x++){  
temp = parseFloat(jsonObj[x].Test1)  
jsonObj[x].Test1 = temp;  
temp = parseFloat(jsonObj[x].Test2)  
jsonObj[x].Test2 = temp;  
temp = parseFloat(jsonObj[x].Test3)  
jsonObj[x].Test3 = temp;  
temp = parseFloat(jsonObj[x].Test4)  
jsonObj[x].Test4 = temp;  
temp = parseFloat(jsonObj[x].Final)  
jsonObj[x].Final = temp;  
//insertmany is used to save bulk data in database.
//saving the data in collection(table)
//assign port  
var port = process.env.PORT || 3000;  
app.listen(port,()=>console.log('server run at port '+port));  

Step 6 – Start App Server

You can use the following command to start node js app server:

//run the below command
npm start
after run this command open your browser and hit


Upload/Import CSV file to MongoDB mongoose + node js + Express; Through this tutorial, you have learned how to upload/import CSV file data into MongoDB in Node js + Express. 

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