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Learn MongoDB 4.x

By : Doug Bierer
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Learn MongoDB 4.x

By: Doug Bierer

Overview of this book

When it comes to managing a high volume of unstructured and non-relational datasets, MongoDB is the defacto database management system (DBMS) for DBAs and data architects. This updated book includes the latest release and covers every feature in MongoDB 4.x, while helping you get hands-on with building a MongoDB database app. You’ll get to grips with MongoDB 4.x concepts such as indexes, database design, data modeling, authentication, and aggregation. As you progress, you’ll cover tasks such as performing routine operations when developing a dynamic database-driven website. Using examples, you’ll learn how to work with queries and regular database operations. The book will not only guide you through design and implementation, but also help you monitor operations to achieve optimal performance and secure your MongoDB database systems. You’ll also be introduced to advanced techniques such as aggregation, map-reduce, complex queries, and generating ad hoc financial reports on the fly. Later, the book shows you how to work with multiple collections as well as embedded arrays and documents, before finally exploring key topics such as replication, sharding, and security using practical examples. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with MongoDB 4.x and be able to perform development and administrative tasks associated with this NoSQL database.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Essentials
Section 2: Building a Database-Driven Web Application
Section 3: Digging Deeper
Section 4: Replication, Sharding, and Security in a Financial Environment
Working with Complex Documents Across Collections

Defining the Common module

As we mentioned in earlier chapters, the Common module and class are used to hold small bits of information used throughout the application. These primarily take the form of choices in forms, including drop-down select elements. They are also used to reduce duplicate definitions, as well as present a way of aggregating information when queries on properties are performed.

Another advantage of keeping such items in a common collection is to facilitate translation into other languages. Accordingly, here is the actual structure of the Common class:

# booksomeplace.entity.common
import os,sys
from booksomeplace.entity.base import Base
class Common(Base) :
fields = {
'key' : '',
'value' : []

The actual keys and values were defined earlier in this chapter when we discussed how to define document structures.