Connecting to the cluster | Tarantool
Getting started Connecting to the cluster

Connecting to the cluster

In the last section, we set up a cluster, created a schema, and wrote data through the HTTP API. Now we can connect to the cluster from code and work with data.


If you are using Tarantool without Cartridge, go to the Connecting from your favorite language section. If you are undergoing training, read on.

You may have noticed that we used the crud module in the HTTP handler code. The code looked something like this:

local crud = require ('crud')

function add_user(request)
    local result, err = crud.insert_object ('users', {user_id = (), fullname = fullname})

This module allows you to work with data in a cluster. The syntax here is similar to what the Tarantool box module offers. You will learn more about the box module in the following sections.

The crud module contains a set of stored procedures. To work with them, we must activate special roles on all routers and storages. We selected those roles in the previous section, so we don’t need to do anything. The roles are named accordingly: “crud-router” and “crud-storage”.

To write and read data in the Tarantool cluster from code, we will call stored procedures of the crud module.

In Python, it looks like this:

res ='crud.insert', 'users', <uuid>, 'Jim Carrey')
users ='', 'users', {limit: 100})

All functions of the crud module are described in the README of our GitHub repository.

Here is an incomplete list:

  • insert
  • select
  • get
  • delete
  • min/max
  • replace/upsert
  • truncate

To learn how to call stored procedures in your programming language, see the corresponding section:

For connectors to other languages, check the README for the connector of your choice on GitHub.

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