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MongoDB Cookbook - Second Edition by Amol Nayak, Cyrus Dasadia

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Executing query and insert operations with PyMongo

This recipe is all about executing basic query and insert operations using PyMongo. This is similar to what we did with the Mongo shell earlier in the book.

Getting ready

To execute simple queries, we need to have a server up and running. A simple single node is what we need. Refer to the Installing single node MongoDB recipe from Chapter 1, Installing and Starting the Server for instructions on how to start the server. The data that we will be operating on needs to be imported in the database. The steps to import the data are given in the Creating test data recipe from Chapter 2, Command-line Operations and Indexes. Python 2.7, or higher, has to be present on the host operating system along with ...

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