Setup Mongo Database and insert noSQL data with JavaScript

Setup Mongo Database and insert noSQL data with JavaScript

Install mongo database locally and insert some data via command line and javascript

Asrin Dayananda
·Aug 21, 2021·

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In below steps we are going to install mongo database locally and insert some data via command line and also javascript script.

  • Install Mongo via this link

  • Create a new directory

    mkdir mongo
  • Start up mongo database into directory your using for mongo eg.

    "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\5.0\bin\mongod.exe" --dbpath="<YOUR_DIRECTORY>\mongo"

Mongo is running now. Now we are going to add some data via command line

  • Install mongosh

  • Open command line

  • See all your current dbs by running

    show dbs
  • Create a new db

    use newTestDB
  • Create a new collection

    Insert a new document in the notes including (name, description)
    db.notes.insert({name: "Az", description: 205})

Now we are going to create collection and insert data via some JavaScript

  • Install node js if you havent already

  • Create a new directory for your JavaScript files

    mkdir mongo
  • In your project directory install

    npm install mongoose --save
  • Add a JS file and add below

  • This creates new collection called anotherTest and adds some data to it
// Insert into anotherTest db
const mongoose = require('mongoose');
mongoose.connect('mongodb://localhost:27017/anotherTest', {useNewUrlParser: true, useUnifiedTopology: true});

const db = mongoose.connection;
db.on('error', console.error.bind(console, 'connection error:'));
db.once('open', function() {
  // we're connected!

const personSchema = new mongoose.Schema({
  name: String

const Kitten = mongoose.model('Person', personSchema);

const Person = new Kitten({ name: 'Az' }); (err, Person) {
  if (err) return console.error(err);
  • Run your script by running

    node <YOUR_JS_FILE>
  • Confirm by looking up your data in MongoDB Compass as below



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