MongoDB Cheat Sheet

MongoDB Cheat Sheet
Written by Abhishek JalanJuly 5, 2021
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Abhishek Jalan

Founder of Wikiance, DevOps Engineer

MongoDB Cheat Sheet

MongoDB Cheat Sheet

Show All Databases

show dbs

Show Current Database

db

Create Or Switch Database

use acme

Drop

db.dropDatabase()

Create Collection

db.createCollection('posts')

Show Collections

show collections

Insert Row

db.posts.insert({
  title: 'Post One',
  body: 'Body of post one',
  category: 'News',
  tags: ['news', 'events'],
  user: {
    name: 'John Doe',
    status: 'author'
  },
  date: Date()
})

Insert Multiple Rows

db.posts.insertMany([
  {
    title: 'Post Two',
    body: 'Body of post two',
    category: 'Technology',
    date: Date()
  },
  {
    title: 'Post Three',
    body: 'Body of post three',
    category: 'News',
    date: Date()
  },
  {
    title: 'Post Four',
    body: 'Body of post three',
    category: 'Entertainment',
    date: Date()
  }
])

Get All Rows

db.posts.find()

Get All Rows Formatted

db.find().pretty()

Find Rows

db.posts.find({ category: 'News' })

Sort Rows

# asc

db.posts.find().sort({ title: 1 }).pretty()

# desc

db.posts.find().sort({ title: -1 }).pretty()

Count Rows

db.posts.find().count()
db.posts.find({ category: 'news' }).count()

Limit Rows

db.posts.find().limit(2).pretty()

Chaining

db.posts.find().limit(2).sort({ title: 1 }).pretty()

Foreach

db.posts.find().forEach(function(doc) {
  print("Blog Post: " + doc.title)
})

Find One Row

db.posts.findOne({ category: 'News' })

Find Specific Fields

db.posts.find({ title: 'Post One' }, {
  title: 1,
  author: 1
})

Update Row

db.posts.update({ title: 'Post Two' },
{
  title: 'Post Two',
  body: 'New body for post 2',
  date: Date()
},
{
  upsert: true
})

Update Specific Field

db.posts.update({ title: 'Post Two' },
{
  $set: {
    body: 'Body for post 2',
    category: 'Technology'
  }
})

Increment Field (\$inc)

db.posts.update({ title: 'Post Two' },
{
  $inc: {
    likes: 5
  }
})

Rename Field

db.posts.update({ title: 'Post Two' },
{
  $rename: {
    likes: 'views'
  }
})

Delete Row

db.posts.remove({ title: 'Post Four' })

Sub-Documents

db.posts.update({ title: 'Post One' },
{
  $set: {
    comments: [
      {
        body: 'Comment One',
        user: 'Mary Williams',
        date: Date()
      },
      {
        body: 'Comment Two',
        user: 'Harry White',
        date: Date()
      }
    ]
  }
})

Find By Element in Array (\$elemMatch)

db.posts.find({
  comments: {
     $elemMatch: {
       user: 'Mary Williams'
       }
    }
  }
)

Add Index

db.posts.createIndex({ title: 'text' })

Text Search

db.posts.find({
  $text: {
    $search: "\"Post O\""
    }
})

Greater & Less Than

db.posts.find({ views: { $gt: 2 } })
db.posts.find({ views: { $gte: 7 } })
db.posts.find({ views: { $lt: 7 } })
db.posts.find({ views: { $lte: 7 } })

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