MongoDB data connector for Axway API Builder


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MongoDB Connector

The MongoDB data connector is a plugin for API Builder that can connect to your MongoDB instance and interrogate your schema that will automatically provision Models into to your application, and optionally, automatically generate a rich CRUD API to the underlying tables. The Models can be used programmatically, or can be used within the flow editor to interact with your database.

Minimum requirements

Supported versions

  • MongoDB 3.6


  • ~10 MB

Disk space

  • ~14 MB

Supported features

  • Automatic generation of Models from MongoDB collections
  • Automatic generation of API for Models
  • Full CRUD operations on tables via Models


npm install --no-optional @axway/api-builder-plugin-dc-mongo

A configuration file is generated for you and placed into the conf directory of your API Builder project. By default, we use a host of localhost, and a table called apibuilder.


Once the plugin is installed, the configuration file is located <project>/conf/mongo.default.conf.

Option name Type Description
connector string Must be: @axway/api-builder-plugin-dc-mongo
url string The MongoDB database URL.
generateModelsFromSchema boolean If enabled, API Builder will automatically interrogate the database and auto-generate Models from MongoDB collections.
modelAutogen boolean If enabled, API Builder will automatically generate a full and rich CRUD API from the generated Models.


After you configure the connector, you can start up your API Builder project and visit the console (normally found under http://localhost:8080/console). Your connector will be listed under the Connectors section of the console.

Your MongoDB collections will be listed under the Models section of the console. You can now click on the gear icon to the right of the table names and generate flow based APIs.

You can also reference the connector in a custom model.

var User = APIBuilder.Model.extend('user', {
    fields: {
        name: { type: String, required: false, validator: /[a-zA-Z]{3,}/ }
    connector: 'mongo'

If you want to map a specific model to a specific collection name, use metadata. For example, to map the user model to the collection users, set it such as:

var User = APIBuilder.Model.extend('user', {
    fields: {
        name: { type: String, required: false, validator: /[a-zA-Z]{3,}/ }
    connector: 'mongo',
    metadata: {
        'mongo': {
            collection: 'users'

Known issues and limitations




  • #6933: Replace peerDependency on @axway/api-builder-runtime with engines.apibuilder.


  • #7008: Fixed the issue where the plugin configuration file is not installed correctly if the project conf directory does not exist.


  • #6815: Internal tooling changes.



  • #6315: Internal chore.


  • #6116: Internal cleanup chore.


  • #6115: Internal fix for Sonar scans.


  • #6074: Internal CI chore


  • #5711: Internal cleanup of npm scripts.


  • #5715: Internal changes to remove integration tests.


  • #5709: Internal changes to update eslint rules.


  • #5707: Internal cleanup to code coverage during build process.


  • #5050: Updating license text.


  • #4532: Data connectors table methods did not display the proper type for the PK Previously, APIs and flows generated for models based created by data connectors assumed a IDs were of type string. Now, the APIs and flows will use the proper type for the primary key.


  • #4757: Changed SCM repository and associated internal cleanup.


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