Query This MongoDB Database on Linux

15 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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;
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 },
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" } )

Additional Resources

You will need to complete the following tasks to accomplish this:

  1. Connect and create a new database:
    • Connect using the mongo shell and create a new database named demo.
  2. Insert some data:
    • Insert the following data into a new collection in our demo database:
  3. Query the data:
    • Query the database for all documents, then update the department to be HR for the document with name of Betty. Make sure to confirm the update succeeded.

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