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Load the Sample Data

Estimated Time to Complete: 10 minutes

To complete this tutorial you will need a MongoDB Atlas cluster. Refer to the Create a Cluster documentation for instructions on creating an Atlas cluster.

Atlas provides sample data you can load into your Atlas cluster. To load sample data into your cluster:

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Log in to your Atlas account at https://cloud.mongodb.com.

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Click Clusters in the sidebar.

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  1. Click the Ellipses (...) button for your cluster.
  2. Click Load Sample Dataset.

Atlas begins loading your sample data. This operation takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The following is a sample document from the dataset:

{
"_id": {
"$oid": "573a1390f29313caabcd413b"
},
"title": "The Arrival of a Train",
"year": {
"$numberInt": "1896"
},
"runtime": {
"$numberInt": "1"
},
"released": {
"$date": {
"$numberLong": "-2335219200000"
}
},
"poster": "http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/ MV5BMjEyNDk5MDYzOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjIxMTEwMzE@._V1_SX300.jpg",
"plot": "A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train, which is seen coming at some distance. When the train stops at the platform, ...",
"fullplot": "A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train, which is seen coming at some distance. When the train stops at the platform, the line dissolves. The doors of the railway-cars open, and people on the platform help passengers to get off.",
"lastupdated": "2015-08-15 00:02:53.443000000",
"type": "movie",
"directors": [
"Auguste Lumière",
"Louis Lumière"
],
"imdb": {
"rating": {
"$numberDouble": "7.3"
},
"votes": {
"$numberInt": "5043"
},
"id": {
"$numberInt": "12"
}
},
"countries": [
"France"
],
"genres": [
"Documentary",
"Short"
],
"tomatoes": {
"viewer": {
"rating": {
"$numberDouble": "3.7"
},
"numReviews": {
"$numberInt": "59"
}
},
"lastUpdated": {
"$date": {
"$numberLong": "1441993589000"
}
}
},
"num_mflix_comments": {
"$numberInt": "1"
}
}

Once the load operation completes, you can add the collections containing the sample data as data sources in Charts. Adding a collection as a data source links the collection to Charts and allows you to visualize that data.

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Click Charts in the navigation bar in Atlas to launch MongoDB Charts. This launches an instance of MongoDB Charts linked to your Atlas project.

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In the Connect to Deployment step of the dialog, select the Atlas Project which contains the sample data.

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In the Choose Collections step of the dialog, select the sample_mflix database from the list. Select all collections from the sample_mflix database.

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Charts grants the default permissions to each data source. For details on data source permissions, see the Data Source Permissions page.

Now that you have established the data source in Charts, you can Create a New Dashboard which will hold the visualizations.

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