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. 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.

    13 votes

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  2. 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.

    11 votes

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  3. 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…

    9 votes

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  4. Kerberos Authentication for VSCode

    Hi,

    All our databases are secured using Kerberos authenticatoin. I do not see Kerberos/GSSAPI authentication option for this plugin. Looking forward to see this added to the plugin so that we can offer this to our developers. Compass supports Kerberos authentication so it should be an easy port to this plugin. I hope :)

    Thanks

    8 votes

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  5. Conditional confirmation prompt

    I want to configure which connection should have a confirmation prompt before running a playground command. For ex., no prompt for the development database, yes prompt for the production database.

    6 votes

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  6. Option to disable comments for aggregation stages

    Detailed Description

    Option to disable comments for aggregation stages by default. I would assume that link to documentation website will make more sense, considering complexity of aggregation stage use cases. And even that should be optional.

    Context

    I run a lot of quick aggregations to get data insights, comments are just wasting 50% of playground's screen space and not too helpful for me.

    4 votes

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  7. "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.

    3 votes

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  8. Aggregation Pipeline or MapReduce

    Be able to create aggregation pipeline or MapReduce with IntelliSense.

    3 votes

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  9. 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.

    3 votes

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  10. Ability to edit connections

    Ability to edit existing connections.

    3 votes

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  11. Tree collapse/expand in the connections panel

    After opening a few options of the tree sometimes I want to collapse all and explore a completely different path, having the option to expand/collapse all would be neat!

    3 votes

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  12. 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.

    2 votes

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  13. 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

    1 vote

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  14. 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:MDB_CONNECTION_STRING"]

    }

    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 the user…

    1 vote

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    1 vote

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  17. Please let the toolkit refresh database status more freequently

    Please let the toolkit refresh database status more freequently.
    You guys can having a try,to use playground create a new database,and then the database status doesnt appear the new database at all.Just need reloading VS Code and then i could found that there was a new database.

    1 vote

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  18. Code linting when you save a .mongodb file

    It would be nice to have the code cleaned up when you save a .mongodb file

    1 vote

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  19. 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.

    1 vote

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  20. filter by database/collection name

    would be nice to be able to filter by database/collection name in the connections panel, similar to what is found in MongoDB Compass.

    1 vote

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