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Modify Documents

You can edit existing documents in your collection.

When you edit a document in List or Table view, Compass performs a findOneAndUpdate operation and updates only those fields that you have changed.

When you edit a document in JSON view, Compass performs a findOneAndReplace operation and replaces the document.

  • Modifying 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:

Document View Selection

To exit the edit mode and cancel all pending changes to the document, click the Cancel button.

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