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MongoDB Tutorial: How To Read From A MongoDB Database

By Nicholas Brown – Follow me on Twitter.

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MongoDB CRUD Operations: How To Find Records In A MongoDB Database

One way to find back our avocado record is to use the db.collection.find(); command as shown below.


That command will find all documents (records) in the ‘fruits’ collection, because the brackets are empty. Currently, there is only one record in our fruits collection, and that’s fine for now. Let’s keep things short and simple until you get more comfortable with MongoDB.

You could have typed {Name: ‘Avocado’} between the brackets if you wanted to search only for documents with ‘Avocado’ in the name field.

The first (blank) MongoDB find query is equivalent to the following SQL query:

SELECT * FROM fruits;

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