tvonk13 tvonk13 - 3 years ago 439
Javascript Question

query.on is not a function

I am trying to learn how to use javascript to connect to a postgresql database but when I try to log a query to the console using query.on(...), I get a type error that says "query.on is not a function". I have searched extensively on how to resolve this but can't seem to find any documentation on the .on function. I know that the connection is successful because when I query the db from terminal, the two new rows have been added.


var pg = require('pg');
var conString = "postgres://[username]:[password]@localhost:5432/VONKTA1";
//username and password masked

var client = new pg.Client(conString);


client.query("INSERT INTO json_test (name, attributes) VALUES ('Ted', $1)", [{"age": 2, "gender": "M"}]);
client.query("INSERT INTO json_test (name, attributes) VALUES ('Sarah', $1)", [{"age": 8, "gender": "F"}]);

console.log("about to query");

var query = client.query("SELECT * FROM json_test");

query.on('row', function(row) {

query.on('end', function() {


"name": "test",
"version": "1.0.0",
"description": "",
"main": "test.js",
"scripts": {
"test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
"author": "",
"license": "ISC",
"dependencies": {
"pg": "^7.0.2",

Answer Source

query.on has been removed from node-pg 7.

See for how to properly handle rows.

The usual way is to use promises or async/await (using promises in a clearer way):

await client.connect();
var res = await client.query("SELECT * FROM json_test");
await client.end();
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