Python MongoDB Create Database
Creating a Database
To create a database in MongoDB, start by creating a MongoClient object, then specify a connection URL with the correct ip address and the name of the database you want to create.
MongoDB will create the database if it does not exist, and make a connection to it.
Create a database called "mydatabase":
myclient = pymongo.MongoClient("mongodb://localhost:27017/")
mydb = myclient["mydatabase"]
Important: In MongoDB, a database is not created until it gets content!
MongoDB waits until you have created a collection (table), with at least one document (record) before it actually creates the database (and collection).
Check if Database Exists
Remember: In MongoDB, a database is not created until it gets content, so if this is your first time creating a database, you should complete the next two chapters (create collection and create document) before you check if the database exists!
You can check if a database exist by listing all databases in you system:
Return a list of your system's databases:
Or you can check a specific database by name:
Check if "mydatabase" exists:
if "mydatabase" in dblist:
print("The database exists.")