Jira Cloud tutorial - npm start throws "TypeError "url" must be of type string"

I’ve been following: https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/build-a-jira-app-using-a-framework/ to get a jump of point to start development of my own Jira Cloud app but I’ve run into a error that I haven’t been able to fix:

> my-addon@0.0.1 start /Users/user/apps/cloud/test
> node app.js

    throw new ERR_INVALID_ARG_TYPE('url', 'string', url);

TypeError [ERR_INVALID_ARG_TYPE]: The "url" argument must be of type string. Received type undefined
    at Url.parse (url.js:150:11)
    at Object.urlParse [as parse] (url.js:144:13)
    at new Sequelize (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/sequelize/lib/sequelize.js:115:28)
    at new SequelizeAdapter (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/atlassian-connect-express/lib/store/sequelize.js:49:31)
    at module.exports (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/atlassian-connect-express/lib/store/sequelize.js:182:10)
    at Function.stores.create (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/atlassian-connect-express/lib/store/index.js:18:10)
    at stores (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/atlassian-connect-express/lib/store/index.js:12:17)
    at new Addon (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/atlassian-connect-express/lib/index.js:35:38)
    at module.exports (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/node_modules/atlassian-connect-express/lib/index.js:210:12)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/user/apps/cloud/test/app.js:34:13)
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:689:30)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:700:10)
    at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:599:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:538:12)
    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:530:3)
    at Function.Module.runMain (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:742:12)
    at startup (internal/bootstrap/node.js:266:19)
    at bootstrapNodeJSCore (internal/bootstrap/node.js:596:3)
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! my-addon@0.0.1 start: `node app.js`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the my-addon@0.0.1 start script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/user/.npm/_logs/2018-08-30T14_05_13_876Z-debug.log

Can anybody point me in the right direction?


Having the same problem.
Followed multiple Atlassian tutorials and all with the same error

Can any one point for solution?

Hi Jeffrey Peeters,

It looks like you are missing a property on the config.json inside the store adapter object. Assuming you are using PostgreSQL, add a new property called url pointing to the database.

Something like the sample:

"store": {
            "adapter": "sequelize",
            "dialect": "postgres",
            "url": "postgres://localhost/my_addon_database"

Probably the last version of the adapter sequelize isn’t ready to receive such an input without url or the atlas-connect sample has an error on the config.json :grinning:

Kind regards,
Paulo Alves.

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I was having this same issue as well. I took @paulo.alves advice and added a URL parameter to the config.json (development section) and it got me past that error…on to the next one :slight_smile:

"store": {
            "adapter": "sequelize",
            "dialect": "mssql",
            "url": "mssql://localhost/database_name"

These sequelize docs helped out: http://docs.sequelizejs.com/manual/tutorial/migrations.html#configuration-connection-string

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Good! Were you able to run the app after that change?

Paulo Alves.

Yep - I received one more error after the url change complaining about not having the tedious package installed. Once I installed that I was able to run the default app that atlas-connect new provides

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I’m getting this error with the sqlite3 dialect and the database property… seems obvious it would complain since there’s no url here… but how do I fix this without changing the database type?
PS: this was done following the scaffold code… why have code that doesn’t work in there? :roll_eyes:

Hi Ioana - Im getting the same issue. Did you ever get it resolved?

I have the same issue. it seem missing package.
I solved with “npm install -S sqlite3”
Hope to help you.