The driver for MongoDB is community-supported and is not supported by Cube or the vendor.




Add the following to a .env file in your Cube project:

# The MongoBI connector host. If using on local machine, it should be either `localhost` or ``:
# The default port of the MongoBI connector service
# MongoBI requires SSL connections, so set the following to `true`:

If you are connecting to a local MongoBI Connector, which is pointing to a local MongoDB instance, If MongoBI Connector and MongoDB are both running locally, then the above should work. To connect to a remote MongoDB instance, first configure mongosqld appropriately. See here for an example config file (opens in a new tab).

Environment Variables

Environment VariableDescriptionPossible ValuesRequiredSupports multiple data sources?
CUBEJS_DB_HOSTThe host URL for a databaseA valid database host URL
CUBEJS_DB_PORTThe port for the database connectionA valid port number
CUBEJS_DB_NAMEThe name of the database to connect toA valid database name
CUBEJS_DB_USERThe username used to connect to the databaseA valid database username
CUBEJS_DB_PASSThe password used to connect to the databaseA valid database password
CUBEJS_DB_SSLIf true, enables SSL encryption for database connections from Cubetrue, false
CUBEJS_CONCURRENCYThe number of concurrent connections each queue has to the database. Default is 2A valid number
CUBEJS_DB_MAX_POOLThe maximum number of concurrent database connections to pool. Default is 8A valid number

Pre-Aggregation Feature Support


Measures of type count_distinct_approx can not be used in pre-aggregations when using MongoDB as a source database.

Pre-Aggregation Build Strategies

To learn more about pre-aggregation build strategies, head here.

FeatureWorks with read-only mode?Is default?
Export Bucket--

By default, MongoDB uses batching to build pre-aggregations.


No extra configuration is required to configure batching for MongoDB.

Export Bucket

MongoDB does not support export buckets.


To enable SSL-encrypted connections between Cube and MongoDB, set the CUBEJS_DB_SSL environment variable to true. For more information on how to configure custom certificates, please check out Enable SSL Connections to the Database.