A database is a container for collections. Each database gets its own set of files on the host file system. A single MongoDB server typically has multiple databases.
The Databases tab lists the existing databases for your MongoDB deployment. To access the Databases tab, click the cluster name in the upper left corner and select the Databases tab.
From this view, you can click a database name in the list to view its collections. Alternatively, you can view database collections by clicking the desired database in the left-hand navigation.
Create a Database¶
Enter database and first collection information.¶
In the dialog, enter the name of the database to create and its first collection. Both the database name and the collection name are required.
If you want to create a capped collection, select the Capped Collection checkbox and enter the maximum bytes.
If you want to use custom collation on the newly created collection, select the Use Custom Collation checkbox and select the desired collation settings.
Click Create Database to create the database and its first collection.¶
Drop a Database¶
Confirm the database to delete.¶
In the dialog, enter the name of the database to delete.
Click Drop Database to delete the database.¶
- Creating and dropping databases is not permitted in MongoDB Compass Readonly Edition.
- Creating databases is not permitted if you are connected to a Data Lake.