Working with fields

This section describes how to perform CRUD operations on more advanced field types.

Working with Decimal

Decimal fields are represented by the Decimal.js library. The following example demonstrates how to import and use Prisma.Decimal:

import { PrismaClient, Prisma } from '@prisma/client'
const newTypes = await prisma.sample.create({
data: {
cost: new Prisma.Decimal(24.454545),
},
})

Working with BigInt

BigInt fields are represented by the BigInt type (Node.js 10.4.0+ required). The following example demonstrates how to use the BigInt type:

import { PrismaClient, Prisma } from '@prisma/client'
const newTypes = await prisma.sample.create({
data: {
revenue: BigInt(534543543534),
},
})

Serializing BigInt

Prisma returns records as plain JavaScript objects. If you attempt to use JSON.stringify on an object that includes a BigInt field, you will see the following error:

Do not know how to serialize a BigInt

To work around this issue, use a customized implementation of JSON.stringify:

JSON.stringify(
this,
(key, value) => (typeof value === 'bigint' ? value.toString() : value) // return everything else unchanged
)

Working with Bytes

Bytes fields are represented by the Buffer type. The following example demonstrates how to use the Buffer type:

import { PrismaClient, Prisma } from '@prisma/client'
const newTypes = await prisma.sample.create({
data: {
myField: Buffer.from([1, 2, 3, 4]),
},
})

Working with Json

See: Working with Json fields

Working with scalar lists / scalar arrays

See: Working with scalar lists / arrays

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