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MongoDB CRUD Operations

CRUD operations create, read, update, and delete documents.

Create Operations

Create or insert operations add new documents to a collection. If the collection does not currently exist, insert operations will create the collection.

MongoDB provides the following methods to insert documents into a collection:

In MongoDB, insert operations target a single collection. All write operations in MongoDB are atomic on the level of a single document.

The components of a MongoDB insertOne operations.

For examples, see Insert Documents.

Read Operations

Read operations retrieves documents from a collection; i.e. queries a collection for documents. MongoDB provides the following methods to read documents from a collection:

You can specify query filters or criteria that identify the documents to return.

The components of a MongoDB find operation.

For examples, see:

Update Operations

Update operations modify existing documents in a collection. MongoDB provides the following methods to update documents of a collection:

In MongoDB, update operations target a single collection. All write operations in MongoDB are atomic on the level of a single document.

You can specify criteria, or filters, that identify the documents to update. These filters use the same syntax as read operations.

The components of a MongoDB updateMany operation.

For examples, see Update Documents.

Delete Operations

Delete operations remove documents from a collection. MongoDB provides the following methods to delete documents of a collection:

In MongoDB, delete operations target a single collection. All write operations in MongoDB are atomic on the level of a single document.

You can specify criteria, or filters, that identify the documents to remove. These filters use the same syntax as read operations.

The components of a MongoDB deleteMany operation.

For examples, see Delete Documents.

Bulk Write

MongoDB provides the ability to perform write operations in bulk. For details, see Bulk Write Operations.