In both our movie and actor schemas, we used a plugin called
While MongoDB automatically generates
ObjectID for each document using the
_id field, we want to generate our own IDs that are more human readable and hence friendlier. We also would like to give the user the opportunity to select their own id of choice.
However, being able to choose an id can cause conflicts. If you were to choose an id that already exists, your
POST request would be rejected. We should autogenerate an ID if the user does not pass one explicitly.
Without this plugin, if either an actor or a movie is created without an explicit ID passed along by the user, the server would complain since the ID is required.
We can create middleware for ...