MongoDB Cheatsheet

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The purpose of this page is to summarise key mongodb commands you will often use.

Print a collection's documents#

# Select the database
show dbs
use <db-name>
# Show all collections in the database
show collections
# Print out all documents in the database
db.<collection-name>.find()
# Print out in an easy-to-read but less compact format
db.<collection-name>.find().pretty()

Delete documents#

show dbs
use <db-name>
# Show all collections in the database
show collections
# Remove all documents in the collection
db.<collection-name>.remove( { } )
# See reference for more information

Resources#