MongoDB. Lessons for beginners


MongoDB mongosh Create Database

Create Database using mongosh

After connecting to your database using mongosh, you can see which database you are using by typing db in your terminal.

If you have used the connection string provided from the MongoDB Atlas dashboard, you should be connected to the myFirstDatabase database.

Show all databases

To see all available databases, in your terminal type show dbs.

Notice that myFirstDatabase is not listed. This is because the database is empty. An empty database is essentially non-existant.

Change or Create a Database

You can change or create a new database by typing use then the name of the database.


Create a new database called "blog":

use blog
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We are now in the blog database.

Remember: In MongoDB, a database is not actually created until it gets content!