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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.

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  1. Display the time it took for queries

    Similar to any other MongoDB tool, I would like to know how much it took me to run the specific query/count and so on.
    It would be nice to also have a timer that indicate how much time it been running for (when the query taking too much time).

    4 votes

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  2. List the documents in reverse order

    Usulally I need to examine the last created document but in Mongo DB for VS Code in Connections braouser they are presented in ascending order (according to default index "_id : 1).
    Please add option for the the documents to be listed in the descending order!

    1 vote

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  3. Allow to spin up docker container with playground DB directly from VS Code

    When a docker installation is detected on the system, allow to directly spin up a new mongoDB in docker and connect to it.

    When that option is chosen automatically create a new container with the mongodb:latest docker image, a fixed username (e.g. "dev") and a random 16 chars password
    When the port 27017 is already in use, ask the user which port the container should bind.
    Then add the connection to the connections list, connect immediately and open the connection's tree item first hierarchy so I can start adding a database on the server

    I want to be able to…

    1 vote

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  4. Add ability to go from Extended JSON to JS and vice-versa.

    It would be nice to have a way to take an expression in EJSON and convert it to "plain" JS.

    The motivativation is that sometimes we get large blocks of aggregation pipelines already in EJSON, but want to express them as JS code without EJSON, or vice-versa.

    A command / shortcut / refactor method to highlight some text that is in format A and convert to format B would be nice.

    {x: {$ne: {"$objectid": "AAAAAAAABBBBBBBBCCCCCCCC"}}}
    
    -------------^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "Convert From EJSON..."
    {x: {$ne: ObjectId("AAAAAAAABBBBBBBBCCCCCCCC") }}
    
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  5. Ability to select a specific property to display in the sidebar document list

    Make it possible to select (and remember for each collection) a property to display in the list of documents, instead of the standard '_id' property (For example: 'name' property, instead of '_id')

    2 votes

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  6. Kerberos ticket renewal in MongoDB Node.js Driver programmatically

    Requesting a functionality of the MongoDB driver (or another NPM module) to automatically renew the tickets when it is necessary without kinit on Linux environment

    2 votes

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  7. ability to run to a specified aggregation stage and see output

    Essentially the same as https://mongoplayground.net/

    if you add multiple aggregation stages you can pick which one you want to run up to, and inspect the output.

    This makes it dramatically easier to tweak larger pipelines without having to comment further stages out.

    2 votes

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  8. Enable simple and easy Connection with Mongoose or other ODM without the use of Code

    it would be nice to be able to use the VScode extension when building MERN stack projects by easy connection between mongoose and the extension

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  9. Query delimiter lines in playgrounds

    Much like the REST Client extension allows you to add delimiters (in their case three or more #) between requests, it would be good if this extension offered something similar so that you can easily run individual queries or sets of queries in files containing multiple. So my playground looked something like below, clicking the play button when the mouse cursor is above the delimiter executes the first statement and when below the second.

    use('db1')
    db.collection1.find({})

    //////

    use('db2')
    db.collection2.find({})

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  10. Change Object ID display format from '{$oid: 'xxxx'}' to ObjectId('xxxxx')

    It just uses only 1 line instead 3 lines. And we can copy it directly.

    3 votes

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  11. Create new document, View documents

    Buttons to quickly create new documents and view all documents in the panel (next to the refresh and search buttons) and ability to assign shortcut keys.

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  12. Add directConnection=true for advanced connection settings options

    Please add directConnection=true for advanced connection settings options coz i cannot connect to server with mongoDB

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  13. Reuse db connection

    It's much slower than other mongodb clients like Robo 3t every time I run a query, it seems that it create a new connection to the database and then executes the query. Is there any way to keep and reuse an existed connection so that to speed up the query executions?

    3 votes

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  14. DB Documantation

    Adding the ability to add documentation on each db,collection,document,index etc...
    for example :add an explenation on what this field is for in a document.
    Then give the ability to generate a document with the db schema and all related details entered

    3 votes

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  15. Driver templates in VSCode

    It would be great if the VSCode Extension automatically generated boilerplate code (JS, Java, Python, C#, Go) based on the file type.

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  16. Connection & DB colors

    please add connection and database coloring which applies to explore list, opened tabs and playground files. Intellij and Navicat both support this feature which prevents any confusion about test and deployment server.

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  17. Add ObjectId() to intellisense

    Add ObjectId() to .mongodb intellisense / autocomplete when indicating that an _id field is of ObjectId type

    2 votes

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  18. Intellisense for playground code

    Hovering over getCollection and other supported methods doesn't show any intellisense. This would save us time from having to go to the docs and looking that method up. Also the sort method which I think its a normal JavaScript method doesn't show intellisense inside playground so please add some intellisense.

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  19. 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.

    4 votes

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  20. 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.

    32 votes

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