prisma with nextjs

Prisma with Next.js

If you are looking for a robust ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) tool to use with your Next.js application, Prisma is a great option. Prisma makes it easy to communicate with your database in a type-safe and intuitive way.

Step 1: Install Prisma

To install Prisma, you will need to have Node.js and npm installed on your machine. Once you have those, run the following command:

npm install prisma --save

Step 2: Configure Prisma

Before you can start using Prisma, you need to create a configuration file. This file will define your database connection and schema. To create the file, run:

npx prisma init

This will create a new directory in your project called `prisma`. Inside that directory, you will find a `schema.prisma` file.

Example schema.prisma file:

datasource db {
  provider = "postgresql"
  url      = env("DATABASE_URL")

generator client {
  provider = "prisma-client-js"

model User {
  id    Int    @id @default(autoincrement())
  name  String
  email String @unique

In this example, we have defined a Postgres database as our datasource and created a `User` model with three fields (id, name, and email).

Step 3: Generate Prisma Client

The `generator` block in your `schema.prisma` file defines how Prisma will generate the client that you will use to interact with your database. To generate the client, run:

npx prisma generate

This will create a new `node_modules` directory in your project with the `@prisma/client` package. You can now import this package and start using it in your Next.js application.

Step 4: Use Prisma in Next.js

Now that you have generated the Prisma client, you can use it in your Next.js application. Here's an example of how you might use it to fetch a list of users:

// pages/users.js

import { PrismaClient } from "@prisma/client";

const prisma = new PrismaClient();

export default function Users({ users }) {
  return (
        { => (
          <li key={}>{}</li>

export async function getStaticProps() {
  const users = await prisma.user.findMany();

  return {
    props: {

In this example, we import the `PrismaClient` from `@prisma/client` and create a new instance of it. We then define a Next.js page component that fetches a list of users using the `findMany` method on the `user` model. Finally, we export a `getStaticProps` function that fetches the data at build time and passes it as a prop to our page component.

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