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Query This MongoDB Database on Linux

In this activity, you are working as a Systems Administrator and have been tasked with querying a MongoDB database.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jun 26, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Connect and Create a New Database

    Start the mongo shell from the Bash prompt:


    Once in the interactive mongo shell, create a new database:

    use demo;
  2. Challenge

    Insert Some Data

    Insert the data into a new collection in our demo database:

        { id: 0, name: "David", department: "Engineering", expensecode: 200 },
        { id: 1, name: "Clay", department: "HR", expensecode: 100 },
        { id: 2, name: "Sue", department: "Sales", expensecode: 300 },
        { id: 3, name: "Betty", department: "Marketing", expensecode: 400 },
  3. Challenge

    Query the Data

    Query the database for all documents:

    db.inventory.find( {} )

    Update the department to be HR for the document with a name of Betty, and confirm:

        { name: "Betty" },
          $set: { department: "HR" } 
    db.inventory.find( { name: "Betty" } )

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