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Write to PostgreSQL

Let's store our comments in our RDS PostgreSQL database. If you'd like to use DynamoDB instead, you can skip ahead to the next chapter.

We first need to create a new table to store our comments.

Create a new migrationโ€‹

To do this, let's create a new migration.

Run from the root of the project.

npm run gen migration new

And enter comment for migration name.

? Migration name โ€บ comment

Once the migration is created, you should see the following printed out in the terminal.

โœ” Migration name ยท comment

Loaded templates: _templates
added: services/migrations/1656074109287_comment.mjs

Open up the created file services/migrations/1656074109287_comment.mjs and replace with the follow content.

import { Kysely } from "kysely";

* @param db {Kysely<any>}
export async function up(db) {
await db.schema
.addColumn("commentID", "text", col => col.primaryKey())
.addColumn("articleID", "text", col => col.notNull())
.addColumn("text", "text", col => col.notNull())

* @param db {Kysely<any>}
export async function down(db) {
await db.schema.dropTable("comment").execute();

Run migrationโ€‹

We can then go ahead and run the migration.

Go to the RDS tab in SST Console and click Apply on the second migration.

Console run migration

To verify that the table has been created; enter SELECT * FROM comment in the query editor, and click Execute. You should see 0 rows being returned.

Console query comments table

Query the tableโ€‹

Now let's implement the addComment and comments functions that we created back in the Scaffold Business Logic chapter.

Open services/core/article.ts and replace the two placeholder functions with:

export async function addComment(articleID: string, text: string) {
return await SQL.DB.insertInto("comment")
commentID: ulid(),

export async function comments(articleID: string) {
return await SQL.DB.selectFrom("comment")
.where("articleID", "=", articleID)

Now that that we can talk to the database; let's hook up our API.