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Name Description
db.collection.aggregate() Provides access to the aggregation pipeline.
db.collection.bulkWrite() Provides bulk write operation functionality.
db.collection.count() Wraps count to return a count of the number of documents in a collection or matching a query.
db.collection.copyTo() Deprecated. Wraps eval to copy data between collections in a single MongoDB instance.
db.collection.createIndex() Builds an index on a collection.
db.collection.dataSize() Returns the size of the collection. Wraps the size field in the output of the collStats.
db.collection.deleteOne() Deletes a single document in a collection.
db.collection.deleteMany() Deletes multiple documents in a collection.
db.collection.distinct() Returns an array of documents that have distinct values for the specified field.
db.collection.drop() Removes the specified collection from the database.
db.collection.dropIndex() Removes a specified index on a collection.
db.collection.dropIndexes() Removes all indexes on a collection.
db.collection.ensureIndex() Deprecated. Use db.collection.createIndex().
db.collection.explain() Returns information on the query execution of various methods.
db.collection.find() Performs a query on a collection and returns a cursor object.
db.collection.findAndModify() Atomically modifies and returns a single document.
db.collection.findOne() Performs a query and returns a single document.
db.collection.findOneAndDelete() Finds a single document and deletes it.
db.collection.findOneAndReplace() Finds a single document and replaces it.
db.collection.findOneAndUpdate() Finds a single document and updates it.
db.collection.getIndexes() Returns an array of documents that describe the existing indexes on a collection.
db.collection.getShardDistribution() For collections in sharded clusters, db.collection.getShardDistribution() reports data of chunk distribution.
db.collection.getShardVersion() Internal diagnostic method for sharded cluster.
db.collection.group() Deprecated. Provides simple data aggregation function. Groups documents in a collection by a key, and processes the results. Use aggregate() for more complex data aggregation.
db.collection.insert() Creates a new document in a collection.
db.collection.insertOne() Inserts a new document in a collection.
db.collection.insertMany() Inserts several new document in a collection.
db.collection.isCapped() Reports if a collection is a capped collection.
db.collection.latencyStats() Returns latency statistics for a collection.
db.collection.mapReduce() Performs map-reduce style data aggregation.
db.collection.reIndex() Rebuilds all existing indexes on a collection.
db.collection.replaceOne() Replaces a single document in a collection.
db.collection.remove() Deletes documents from a collection.
db.collection.renameCollection() Changes the name of a collection.
db.collection.save() Provides a wrapper around an insert() and update() to insert new documents.
db.collection.stats() Reports on the state of a collection. Provides a wrapper around the collStats.
db.collection.storageSize() Reports the total size used by the collection in bytes. Provides a wrapper around the storageSize field of the collStats output.
db.collection.totalSize() Reports the total size of a collection, including the size of all documents and all indexes on a collection.
db.collection.totalIndexSize() Reports the total size used by the indexes on a collection. Provides a wrapper around the totalIndexSize field of the collStats output.
db.collection.update() Modifies a document in a collection.
db.collection.updateOne() Modifies a single document in a collection.
db.collection.updateMany() Modifies multiple documents in a collection.
db.collection.validate() Performs diagnostic operations on a collection.