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Delete Documents

Important

Deleting documents is not permitted in MongoDB Compass Readonly Edition.

Select the appropriate tab based on whether you are viewing your documents in List, JSON, or Table view:

To delete a document, hover over the document and click the icon.

Delete button in List view

After you click the delete button, the document is flagged for deletion. Compass asks for confirmation that you want to remove the document:

Example of a request for confirmation before deleting a document

Once you confirm, Compass deletes the document from the collection.

You cannot delete multiple documents at once from the Compass UI . As an alternative, you can use the db.collection.deleteMany() method in the embedded MongoDB Shell to delete multiple documents in a single operation.

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