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fastify-couchdb v0.2.0

Fastify CouchDB connection plugin



Fastify CouchDB connection plugin, with this you can share the same CouchDB connection in every part of your server.

Under the hood the popular nano module is used, with the options that you pass to register passed to the nano instance.


npm i fastify-couchdb --save


Simply add it to your project with register and you're done!

When registering you can pass any options supported by nano to the plugin:

  fastify.register(require('fastify-couchdb'), {
    url: 'http://localhost:5984',
    requestDefaults : { "proxy" : "http://someproxy" },
    // etc

This plugin will add the couch namespace in your Fastify instance which you can treat exactly like an instance of nano. Inside your routes you can then access the full range of nano's methods documented here.


const fastify = require('fastify')

fastify.register(require('fastify-couchdb'), {
  url: 'http://localhost:5984'

fastify.get('/rabbit', (req, reply) => {
  const rabbits = this.couch.db.use('rabbits')
  rabbits.get('whiterabbit', function(err, body) {
    reply.send(err || body)


Async await is support as well if you prefer:

const fastify = require('fastify')

fastify.register(require('fastify-couchdb'), {
  url: 'http://localhost:5984'

fastify.get('/rabbit', async (req, reply) => {
  try {
    const rabbits = fastify.couch.db.use('rabbits');
    const body = await rabbits.get('whiterabbit')
  catch(err) {


Development and Testing

First, start couchdb with:

$ npm run couchdb

Then in another terminal:

$ npm test


Licensed under Apache-2.0.

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