Angular Mongo Db Starter

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Angular MongoDb Starter

Use Angular and MongoDb in a single express project.

The image shown below shows the first row in the database as it is displayed by the angular ng-repeat loop. At this point there is only one document in the collection, so Rows in DB count is set to 1, and there is only one list item with three fields. Below it are a series of input fields containing the data from the first record.

Angular MongoDb Starter

In this version of this app, the Add President button does not work, neither do the Delete or Update buttons. Later, we will use CSS to format the buttons and the fields in this page, but for now, they are just arranged more or less as we declare them in the raw Jade file.

Step One

express Week04-AngularMongoStart
cd Week04-AngularMongoStart
npm install
bower init

Create a .bowerrc:

  "directory": "public/components"

Add the following bower packages:

bower install angular --save
bower install angular-mocks --save
bower install angular-resource --save
bower install bootstrap --save
bower install jquery --save

Use nodemon and start on port 30025. In routes/index.js set the title to AngularMongoDbStarter.

Step Two

Link in angular and bootstrap. In layout.jade:

    // Latest compiled and minified CSS
    link(rel='stylesheet', href='components/bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css')
    // Optional theme
    link(rel='stylesheet', href='components/bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap-theme.min.css')
    // JavaScript


Step Three

Put the data in the database

Your document:

    "firstName": "Marie",
    "lastName": "Curie",
    "city": "Paris",
    "country": "France",
    "subject": "radiation"

Step Four

Add this to the bottom of index.jade:

    p This project retrieves data from a Mongo DB Server.
    button(ng-click='loadPresidents()') Load President Data
      p Rows in DB: {{presidentsLength}}
        li(ng-repeat='scientist in scientists')
          | FirstName: {{scientist.firstName}}
          | LastName: {{scientist.lastName}}
          | Subject: {{scientist.subject}}
      input(type='text', ng-model='firstName')
      input(type='text', ng-model='lastName', placeholder='termStart')
      input(type='text', ng-model='subject', placeholder='termEnd')
      button(ng-click='newPresident()') Add President
      input(type='number', ng-change='indexChange()', ng-model='indexOfItemToDelete', min='0', max='{{presidentsLength-1}}')
      button(ng-click='deleteRow()') Delete
      button(ng-click='updateRow()') Update
      p {{selectedIndex}}

Step Four

Create the angular modules that will query and display the database.

 * Created by charlie on 4/29/2015.

angular.module('pres', ['ngResource'])
    .constant('CONFIG', {
        DB_NAME: 'prog219-lastname',
        COLLECTION: 'scientists',
        API_KEY: ''
    .factory('scientists', function ($resource, CONFIG) {
        console.log('Scientists factory called');
        var scientists = $resource(
            '' + CONFIG.DB_NAME +
            '/collections/' + CONFIG.COLLECTION + '/:id', {
                apiKey: CONFIG.API_KEY
                update: {method: 'PUT'}

        scientists.prototype.getFirstName = function () {
            return this.firstName;

        scientists.prototype.getLastName = function () {
            return this.lastName;

        scientists.prototype.getSubject = function () {
            return this.subject;

        return scientists;

and in mongodb:

angular.module('elvenApp', ['pres'])
    .controller('MyController', function($scope, $http, scientists) {
        $scope.hint = "

Start with node server.js to retrieve JSON from Server

"; $scope.loadPresidents = function() { $scope.scientists = scientists.query({}, function(scientists) { $scope.presidentsLength = scientists.length; $scope.firstName = scientists[0].firstName; $scope.lastName = scientists[0].lastName; console.log(scientists[0].firstName); console.log(scientists[0].lastName); console.log(scientists[0].getFirstName()); }); }; });

And then add to layout.jade:


Your api key is on your Account page near the very bottom. It does not look like a URI. Rather it looks like a long string of meaningless numbers and letters. Though much shorter, it looks a bit like the keys in an SSH file.

Turn it in

Put the folder in your repository and check it in. Include the URI of your repository and the name of the folder your used.