Querying MongoDB

We are now familiar with the overall structure of data storage in MongoDB as well as how to insert and perform some rudimentary retrieval using the find()method. Here, we will look at the more advanced usage of find()in order to do some more fine-grained data retrieval.

Searching by ID

One of the most common operations on a MongoDB instance is lookups based on ID. As you may recall, every document in a database has a unique _id field, and MongoDB makes it easy to find documents using it.

Let's try this out! Start your Mongo shell and open the OrderBase database again. If you closed it after the last example, you can reopen the database by issuing the following command:

> use OrderBase

Once the database has been selected, let's say ...

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