Documents Tab

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Inserting, deleting, editing and cloning documents is not permitted in MongoDB Compass Readonly Edition.

Documents Tab

From the Documents tab, you can view, insert, modify, clone, and delete documents in your selected collection or view.

Query Bar


For query result sets larger than 1000 documents, Compass shows a sampling of the results. Otherwise, Compass shows the entire result set.

For details on sampling, see the FAQ.

From the query bar, you can specify a query to filter the displayed documents. Click Options to specify query options.


You can type MongoDB queries into the query bar. In the query expression, you can use the various MongoDB query operators except for the $text query operator.

As you type, the Find button is disabled and the Filter label turns red until a valid query is entered. Filter syntax requires strict extended JSON types. For details on using the query bar, see Query Bar.