MongoDB for VS Code

MongoDB for VS Code lets you easily work with MongoDB directly from your VS Code environment. Using the MongoDB extension, you can:

  • Connect to a MongoDB instance or cluster
  • Navigate your databases and collections
  • Prototype queries and aggregations

You can install the MongoDB extension from inside of VS Code via the VS Code Extension Marketplace. Help us improve the MongoDB for VS Code by posting your ideas and suggestions for improvements.


To report bugs, please use our VSCODE JIRA project.

  1. Show UUID fields as UUID in document editor

    I have a collection with documents containing UUID fields (standard, not legacy). When I browse those documents in the extension, they are shown like this:

    {
    "id": "5e58eae46015f74c61dd6af0",
    "my
    uuid": {
    "$binary": {
    "base64": "ILGr2eKZSmqkQX1OZsoICQ==",
    "subType": "04"
    }
    }
    }

    I would have expected them to be shown as:

    {
    "id": "5e58eae46015f74c61dd6af0",
    "my
    uuid": UUID("20b1abd9-e299-4a6a-a441-7d4e66ca0809")
    }

    Robot 3T (for example) does this well. I think it would greatly help to read such values.

    27 votes

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  2. Use Ctr-Enter to execute instuction where the cursor is.

    Currently, is kind of tedius to execute a targeted line. Other editors accept Ctl-Enter to execute the line, which is very convenient.

    2 votes

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  3. Set a default connection or auto detect a running MongoDB session

    Automatically set up a connection via the MongoDB Extension instead of pasting the connection string manually every time.

    Either by
    1. detecting a running mongo session
    2. Loading default connections, from a place on the system

    2 votes

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  4. We do not have to repeat use('db') every time

    After executing use('db') we don't need to include the command with each run, especially when we want to run the selected line.

    At present, if I run some selected lines to run from play ground it doesn't works if the lines doesn't includes the use('db') command.

    5 votes

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  5. Ability to delete individual records in a collection

    Ability to delete individual records in a collection either using the "backspace" or the menu (delete record). Also, an "empty this collection" would help.

    7 votes

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  6. Connection based "theming"

    Add the ability to color code playground tab and/or editor's background color in the playground based on the connection that is active.

    Eg: default background for my localhost connection and a more colorful one for staging environment or production ones even.

    1 vote

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  7. Formatting support for mongodb playground files.

    There's no way that I can find to format the code in a .mongodb playground file.

    At present, I need to manually change the file suffix to js, then use a hot-key to run prettier, then rename it back.

    If there is a better way, I'd love to know it!

    Thanks,

    Kim

    8 votes

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  8. Improvements to Terminal Shell (split)

    It would be nice that When the VSC extension is added, it creates an entry in the integrated terminal settings (terminal.integrated.automated.windows/mac) like: -

    "MongoDB": {
    "path": "mongo",
    "args": ["$Env:MDBCONNECTIONSTRING"]
    }

    Which I can't currently get to work.

    So that when I split a currently connected MongoDB intergrated terminal session, it spawns another mongo session with the same connection parameters at the same level.

    Also at the moment $Env:MDBCONNECTIONSTRING only seems to be set when the MongoDB:Launch MongoDB Shell is run, not when a connection is made to the a MongoDB server (connections).

    At the moment, if…

    1 vote

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  9. "Table View" of Documents

    As some others tools have, a way to view all documents from a collection in a table format with columns and lines. An 'click on header for sort' is well desirable.

    5 votes

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  10. Integration of an Aggregation/Query Formater

    Bad formatting of queries are a pain. Queries and specially Aggregation Pipelines can get quickly unreadable, unmaintaibable or miss understandable. To avoid this I'd like to ask for a code formater. There will be always a discussion of a good and better style, but at one point a suggestion is better than nothing. Here https://developer.mongodb.com/community/forums/t/what-are-some-of-the-biggest-mistakes-people-make-in-aggregation-pipelines/11803/4 you can find a brief discussion which triggered this request.
    To get a kind of flexible the integration of a project wide config file might be interesting. The editorconfig https://editorconfig.org/ is supported by VSCode, simple text file, just check it with the code and it…

    13 votes

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  12. make and export button and a delete collection item

    make button to export collection to xls or any other spreadsheet file. And also make a button to remove collection items

    2 votes

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  13. Specify default database in Advanced Connection Settings form

    The Create New Connection using the Advanced Connection Settings form does not provide a place to specify a default database. I'm specifically interested in this so I like running selected lines and it'd be a way to not include 'use(<db>)' with every query.

    1 vote

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  14. Write query with IntelliSense

    The ability to write queries, with IntelliSense and see the results as JSON or Tables. The query language can be in MQL or SQL. The results can be exported as json, csv or excel.

    7 votes

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  15. Ability to edit connections

    Ability to edit existing connections.

    9 votes

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  16. Linting/Validation support for query language

    It would be nice if MongoDB for VS Code had a built-in functionality to verify query syntax, best practices, etc.

    Conceptually, this would work similarly to how ESLINT works for JavaScript.

    15 votes

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  17. Aggregation Pipeline or MapReduce

    Be able to create aggregation pipeline or MapReduce with IntelliSense.

    4 votes

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  18. Handle 64bit numbers correctly

    Javascript doesn't support 64bit internally, so if I try in Chrome/console: x = 285870311191169181, it becomes 285870311191169180, and the same thing happens in VS Code.
    The solution would be to return a NumberLong("285870311191169181") text result.
    In fact, it seems to be an issue in Compass as well... but it works in mongo shell.
    Check the screenshot.

    1 vote

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  19. Copy collection schema

    Detailed Description
    Ability to copy collection schema, Export schema to a typescript file,

    Context
    So that we can use it (schema interface) for typescript. Basically It will infer types about collection.

    1 vote

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  20. Open documents in the same tab

    Every time I want to check a doc, It opens it in a new tab Which makes it difficult to navigate across the workspace. I would recommend open docs in the same tab and maybe device some mechanism to open the docs in a new tab if the user wants to compare two or more of them.

    18 votes

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