Seeding the Database

Seeding the Database

Follow these steps to populate the database:

Build a Dictionary

We will need to build the dictionaries into a file that can be used to populate the MongoDB database.

The following command places the JSON dictionaries in the dist/ directory:

npm run build:dictionaries

Here's an example JSON dictionary file: ig-en/ig-en_expanded.json

Populate the MongoDB Database

Now that the data has been compiled, it needs to be used to populate, or seed, the MongoDB database.

Start the development server:

npm run dev

Then make a POST request to the following route:


For example:

http://localhost:8080/api/v1/test/populate // POST

After about 20 seconds, you will see the ✅ Seeding successful. message in your terminal. Now you have data in your MongoDB database.