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MongoDB Tutorial

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MongoDB is a document database. It stores data in a type of JSON format called BSON.

If you are unfamiliar with JSON, check out our JSON tutorial.

A record in MongoDB is a document, which is a data structure composed of key value pairs similar to the structure of JSON objects.

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A MongoDB Document

Records in a MongoDB database are called documents, and the field values may include numbers, strings, booleans, arrays, or even nested documents.

Example Document

{
	title: "Post Title 1",
	body: "Body of post.",
	category: "News",
	likes: 1,
	tags: ["news", "events"],
	date: Date()
}

Learning by Examples

Our "Show MongoDB" tool makes it easy to demonstrate MongoDB. It shows both the code and the result.

Example

Find all documents that have a category of "news".

db.posts.find( {category: "News"} )
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Learning by Exercises

MongoDB Exercises

Exercise:

What type of database is MongoDB?

MongoDB is a  database.

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