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JavaScript JSON Cookbook

By : Ray Rischpater, Brian Ritchie, Ray Rischpater
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JavaScript JSON Cookbook

By: Ray Rischpater, Brian Ritchie, Ray Rischpater

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Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JavaScript JSON Cookbook
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Creating a document in MongoDB using Node.js

The MongoDB database organizes its documents in collections, which are typically groups of documents that are related in some way (such as representing the same kinds of information). Because of this, your primary interface to documents is through a collection. Let's see how to get a collection and add a document to it.


A collection is a little like a table in relational databases, but there's no imposition that all documents in a collection have the same fields or the same types for each field. Think of it as an abstraction you can use to group similar kinds of documents.

How to do it...

Here's a function that inserts two static items into the collection named documents in our test database, which we put in its own file and run using Node.js:

var mongo = require('mongodb').MongoClient;

var url = 'mongodb://localhost:27017/test';

var insert = function(collection, callback) {
  var documents = 
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