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MEAN stack

MEAN Stack (Select Table)

MEAN is a collection of javascript-based technologies. To develop the Angular web application, to integrate Angular as front end and node.js as a back end. MEAN is a full development toolkit used to develop from the client side and server side to database.
Stack for developing the MEAN stack

  •    MongoDB
  •    Angular
  •    Nodejs
  •    Expressjs

Installing Nodejs

To access the Node Package Manager(NPM) first of all, install the Nodejs. If the Nodejs is installed, check whether the Nodejs is installed. Open the command prompt and console it. To install node.js visit the Nodejs.org

Node -v

Install Angular

To create an Angular project first, install the angular-cli. The installation was done by command prompt. verify the Angular install

npm install @angular/cli -g

Create angular project

Once installed, create an angular project and run the angular project. The front end is created in the angular project.

ng new projectname
cd projectname 

Build a project

we are using express server so it will work only in dist folder. if the project created then build the project and it stored in dist folder.

ng build

Setting up Expressjs

To setting up Expressjs, first of all, install the npm package to use in an angular project. Open the command prompt and run the command code.

npm install express body-parser --save

This will install the Express server package and body-parser. Open the project and create the server.js file and paste it.

const express = require('express');
const bodyParser = require('body-parser');
const path = require('path');
const http = require('http');
const app = express();

const api = require('./server/routes/api');

app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: false}));

app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'dist')));

app.use('/api', api);

app.get('*', (req, res) => {
    res.sendFile(path.join(__dirname, 'dist/index.html'));

//Set Port
const port = process.env.PORT || '3000';
app.set('port', port);

const server = http.createServer(app);

server.listen(port, () => console.log(`Running on localhost:${port}`));

Setting up MongoDB

You can set up the MongoDB locally(install the MongoDB, preferred package for os) or visit the mlab.com to use as online. 
Create a new collection and insert a new record and use it in the angular project.

Setting up Mongoose 

Mongoose is used as NPM package manager to interact with MongoDB in nodejs. Open the command prompt and run the following code

npm install mongoose

Create the following project structure and create a new file as api.js. Open the api.js in the editor. Now we can use select and insert query in mongoose.

Integrate the Expressjs

Integrate the Expressjs, morgan, router path. Expressjs are used to integrate nodejs and angular project.

// Express
let express = require("express");
const app = express.Router();
const path = require("path");

// Morgan
let morgan = require("morgan");

Create the new database in MongoDB and integrate and open an existing database in mongoose package.

// Connect
// Mongo Database
let mongoose = require("mongoose");
let EmployeeDet = new mongoose.Schema({
    firstname: { type: String, require: true },
    lastname: { type: String, require: true },
    dob: { type: String, require: true }
mongoose.model("employee", EmployeeDet);
let Employee = mongoose.model("employee");

If the database is open and selects the all data in table or records and use it in the Angular project.

// Get Users
app.get("/employee", (req, res, next) => {
    Employee.find({}, (err, users)=>{
        return res.json(users);

Fetching Data From Angular

Right now we are accessing only the MongoDB, but we must integrate into the angular project by creating service file for communicating with the API.

ng g service servicename

Open up the new file that was generated /src/app/data.service.ts  and paste it.

import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';
import { Http, Headers, RequestOptions } from '@angular/http';
import 'rxjs/add/operator/map';
import 'rxjs/add/operator/catch';
import { Observable } from 'rxjs/Observable';

export class DataService {

  constructor(private http:Http) { }

   getUsers() {
       let headers = new Headers({ 'Content-Type': 'application/json' });
       let options = new RequestOptions({ headers: headers });
       let loginvalue;
       return this.http.get("api/employee")
       .map(res => res.json())
       .map((res) => {
        if (res == null) {
          return loginvalue;

        return loginvalue;


first of all, import data service page in app.component.ts page and create a local variable for data services in the constructor and call the API from ts page

import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { DataService } from '../data.service';

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent  implements OnInit {

  constructor(private dataservice:DataService,private popup:Popup) { }
    users: Array<any>;
    ngOnInit() {
       this.dataservice.getUsers().subscribe(res => {
           this.users = res
           this.loading = false;
           }, error => {
                this.loading = false;


UI page

<table class="table table-bordered">
    <tr *ngFor="let s of users; let i=index ">
      <td><button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" (click)="edit()">Edit</button>
      <button type="button" class="btn btn-danger" (click)="delete()">Delete</button></td>


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