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How to run an npm script after deploy having `DATABASE_URL` being accessible in App Platform?

Posted August 28, 2021 77 views
Node.jsDigitalOceanJavaScriptNext.js

I have a node (nextjs) app that I’m trying to deploy to App Platform, the problem that I’m facing is that I have a migration script (in package.json) that needs access to DATABASE_URL, which if I’m reading correct won’t be accessible during build times (which is a must-have feature tbh). Anyway, what can I do at this point?

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Hi @dimitrov2k,

For accessing the Database in Build and Run Time both. First, make sure the Database is not a Dev Database and the env variable used is not a Bindable Variable. As defined in the link below.
Bindable Variables
Connection Parameters from the Database page can be used to access the Database on both Build and Run Time. Define the DATABASE_URL Env variable with the connection parameter string and set the Scope to RUN_AND_BUILD_TIME to access it on both Build and Run Time.
Database Connection Details

Cheers,
Ahmed Butt