Andrew C. Andrew C. - 3 years ago 247
MySQL Question

How do i fix this issue? (node, mysql & async/await)

I'm new to this area and i'm testing some things with node.js (with express), mysql and async/await but i cannot find a way to fix this error:

const user = await con.query(sql, [, EP.password]);
^^^ SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier at createScript (vm.js:74:10)
at Object.runInThisContext (vm.js:116:10)
at Module._compile (module.js:588:28)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:635:10)
at Module.load (module.js:545:32)
at tryModuleLoad (module.js:508:12)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:500:3)
at Module.require (module.js:568:17)
at require (internal/module.js:11:18)
at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/Sern/Documents/test/server/lib/routes/login.js:4:16)

My Database Model:

var database = {};

database.con = async function() {

const mysql = require('mysql2/promise');

const connection = await mysql.createConnection({
host: "localhost",
user: "root",
database: "test",
multipleStatements: true });   }

module.exports = database;

My Accounts Model:

const database = require('../utils/database')

const con = database.con;

const Accounts = {};

Accounts.getByEP = function (EP, callback) {

var sql = "SELECT * FROM accounts WHERE email = ? and password = ?;";

const user = await con.query(sql, [, EP.password]);



module.exports = Accounts;

Is there anything that i could do?

(PS: Sorry for my bad grammar i'm still learning english)

Answer Source

await is only supported syntax in functions that are tagged async. Accounts.getByEP is not an async function, so trying to await something in it will throw a syntax error. Writing async function (EP, callback) should fix it. Since the async function would already return a Promise, maybe the callback is not necessary :)

The error message is a bit unclear unfortunately.

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