Load Data From External JavaScript File: MongoDB

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This video tutorial illustrates loading data to mongoDB server from an external JavaScript file ( Writing script for MongoDB shall )

Here, we write a simple JavaScript file and using command prompt we load the contents of JavaScript file into new Database.

import-data

JavaScript file
load.js – in path: C:/temp/load.js

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db.person.insert({
	name:'Satish',
	age:25,
	skills:['nodejs', 'mongoDB', 'HTML5']
});
 
db.person.insert({
	name:'Kiran',
	age:27,
	skills:['PHP', 'mySQL', 'HTML5']
});
 
db.person.insert({
	name:'Sunitha',
	age:24,
	skills:['html', 'ASP']
});

Here we’re inserting some data/record/documents into the collection person.

Database’s Before running the script

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C:\>cd mongodb
 
C:\mongodb>cd bin
 
C:\mongodb\bin>mongo
MongoDB shell version: 2.4.3
connecting to: test
> show dbs
admin   0.203125GB
company 0.203125GB
local   0.078125GB
> exit
bye

Before running the script, we have only 3 databases.

Running the script

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C:\mongodb\bin>mongo 127.0.0.1/satish C:/temp/load.js
MongoDB shell version: 2.4.3
connecting to: 127.0.0.1/satish

Here, mongo is the JavaScript shall.
127.0.0.1 is nothing but our localhost.
satish is the new database we are creating.
C:/temp/load.js is the path of load.js file.
We’re loading the contents of load.js file into new database satish.

Database’s After running the script

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C:\mongodb\bin>mongo
MongoDB shell version: 2.4.3
connecting to: test
> show dbs
admin   0.203125GB
company 0.203125GB
local   0.078125GB
satish  0.203125GB
> use satish
switched to db satish
> show collections
person
system.indexes

New database satish has been added and it has person collection, which we loaded from the JavaScript file.

Documents/records In person collection

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> db.person.find().forEach(printjson)
{
        "_id" : ObjectId("518b62443cbad352108c321b"),
        "name" : "Satish",
        "age" : 25,
        "skills" : [
                "nodejs",
                "mongoDB",
                "HTML5"
        ]
}
{
        "_id" : ObjectId("518b62443cbad352108c321c"),
        "name" : "Kiran",
        "age" : 27,
        "skills" : [
                "PHP",
                "mySQL",
                "HTML5"
        ]
}
{
        "_id" : ObjectId("518b62443cbad352108c321d"),
        "name" : "Sunitha",
        "age" : 24,
        "skills" : [
                "html",
                "ASP"
        ]
}

Using find() method we display all its contents.

This way we could load application data from an external JavaScript file.

Writing script for MongoDB shall


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Note:
This method will be handy while migrating our application from one mongoDB server to another mongoDB server.
There is import/export options in mongoDB, but this method is also helpful if we have some custom data to be inserted. nontheless a useful tool to have.

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