Getting started

Of course, first, you need to install Mammoth.
npm i @ff00ff/mammoth
yarn add @ff00ff/mammoth
import { defineDb } from ''
Because Mammoth is a query builder pur sang it doesn’t include a database driver. This means you have to manage your connection pool to your database yourself and pass a query executor function to Mammoth’s defineDb call.
The query executor function, or QueryExecutorFn, receives the query as a string and it’s parameters as arguments and should return a promise with the resulting rows and the affected row count.
Below is an example on how to set this all up. Please note that the pool in this case uses a pg pool but you can use any pool you want.
import { defineDb } from '@ff00ff/mammoth';
import { pool } from './pool';
import { foo, bar } from './tables';
const db = defineDb({ foo, bar }, async (query, parameters) => {
const result = await pool.query(query, parameters);
return {
affectedCount: result.rowCount,
rows: result.rows,
As you can see the above example imports a set of tables from ./tables . These are the tables of your database schema. What they do and how they are defined are explained in the next chapter.