MongoDB Roo


Integrate MongoDB with Roo

This quickstart guide will help you to integrate your Roo application with MongoDB service on App42 PaaS.


Kontena – Kontena is a lightweight container that will run your apps and services in an isolated and secured manner. You can specify the power of the Kontena while setting up infra or creating services. One Kontena power specifies to 256 MB Memory and 128 MHz CPU.

Service – Services in the App42 PaaS are add-on components which are needed in an App. App42 PaaS supports multiple services like SQL databases, NoSQL databases and more.


To get going with App42 PaaS, below are few prerequisites that will allow you to use AppHQ – App42 PaaS Management Console as well as Command Line Client.

Creating Roo-MongoDB application
$ mkdir sampleRoo && cd sampleRoo
  $ roo
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// create a topLevel package first
roo> project --topLevelPackage com.test
Created ROOT\pom.xml
Created SPRING_CONFIG_ROOT\applicationContext.xml

// for mongo-setup
roo> mongo setup --databaseName testDB
Created SPRING_CONFIG_ROOT\applicationContext-mongo.xml
Updated ROOT\pom.xml [added repository; added dependencies ja
vax.persistence:persistence-api:1.0, javax.validation:validation-api:1.0.0.GA, org.hibernate:hibernate-v
alidator:4.2.0.Final, org.cloudfoundry:cloudfoundry-runtime:0.8.0,
Updated SPRING_CONFIG_ROOT\applicationContext-mongo.xml

// now you will be able to use mongodb in your application
Configure MongoDB credentials into Roo App

Once you have setup the Roo environment and created the MongoDB service, You need to configure the MongoDB credentials in your created Roo application.


// host = service_host
// port = service_port
// dbName = service_database_name
// username = service_username
// password = service_password

You can also use our Sample Apps and extend it to suit your needs. Here is the link to Roo-MongoDB Sample App

Update Application

After doing all the modifications to your App, you need to update it on App42 PaaS to get the changes affected in your App running on App42 PaaS platform.

$ app42 update
Enter App Name: testRoo
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Updating Application... OK

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App deployed successfully.