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Python MongoDB Sort


Sort the Result

Use the sort() method to sort the result in ascending or descending order.

The sort() method takes one parameter for "fieldname" and one parameter for "direction" (ascending is the default direction).

Example

Sort the result alphabetically by name:

import pymongo

myclient = pymongo.MongoClient("mongodb://localhost:27017/")
mydb = myclient["mydatabase"]
mycol = mydb["customers"]

mydoc = mycol.find().sort("name")

for x in mydoc:
  print(x)
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Sort Descending

Use the value -1 as the second parameter to sort descending.

sort("name", 1) #ascending
sort("name", -1) #descending

Example

Sort the result reverse alphabetically by name:

import pymongo

myclient = pymongo.MongoClient("mongodb://localhost:27017/")
mydb = myclient["mydatabase"]
mycol = mydb["customers"]

mydoc = mycol.find().sort("name", -1)

for x in mydoc:
  print(x)
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