Example app using MongoDB
MongoDB is a general purpose, document-based, distributed database built for modern application developers and for the cloud era. This example will show you how to connect to and use MongoDB as your backend for your Next.js app.
If you want to learn more about MongoDB, visit the following pages:
Deploy your own
Once you have access to the environment variables you’ll need, deploy the example using Vercel:
How to use
npx create-next-app --example with-mongodb with-mongodb-app # or yarn create next-app --example with-mongodb with-mongodb-app # or pnpm create next-app -- --example with-mongodb with-mongodb-app
Set up a MongoDB database
Set up a MongoDB database either locally or with MongoDB Atlas for free.
Set up environment variables
env.local.example file in this directory to
.env.local (which will be ignored by Git):
cp .env.local.example .env.local
Set each variable on
MONGODB_URI– Your MongoDB connection string. If you are using MongoDB Atlas you can find this by clicking the “Connect” button for your cluster.
Run Next.js in development mode
npm install npm run dev # or yarn install yarn dev
You will either see a message stating “You are connected to MongoDB” or “You are NOT connected to MongoDB”. Ensure that you have provided the correct
MONGODB_URI environment variable.
When you are successfully connected, you can refer to the MongoDB Node.js Driver docs for further instructions on how to query your database.
Deploy on Vercel
Deploy Your Local Project
To deploy your local project to Vercel, push it to GitHub/GitLab/Bitbucket and import to Vercel.
Important: When you import your project on Vercel, make sure to click on Environment Variables and set them to match your
Deploy from Our Template
Alternatively, you can deploy using our template by clicking on the Deploy button below.