Count distinct value in MongoDB?

MongoDBDatabaseBig Data Analytics

Use the concept of length to count distinct value. Following is the syntax −

db.yourCollectionName.distinct("yourFieldName").length;

Let us create a collection with documents −

> db.countDistinctDemo.insertOne({"StudentName":"John"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5cbd6166de8cc557214c0dfa")
}
> db.countDistinctDemo.insertOne({"StudentName":"Chris"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5cbd616ade8cc557214c0dfb")
}
> db.countDistinctDemo.insertOne({"StudentName":"Chris"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5cbd616cde8cc557214c0dfc")
}
> db.countDistinctDemo.insertOne({"StudentName":"Carol"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5cbd6170de8cc557214c0dfd")
}
> db.countDistinctDemo.insertOne({"StudentName":"David"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5cbd6175de8cc557214c0dfe")
}
> db.countDistinctDemo.insertOne({"StudentName":"Carol"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5cbd6181de8cc557214c0dff")
}

Display all documents from a collection with the help of find() method −

> db.countDistinctDemo.find().pretty();

This will produce the following output −

{ "_id" : ObjectId("5cbd6166de8cc557214c0dfa"), "StudentName" : "John" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5cbd616ade8cc557214c0dfb"), "StudentName" : "Chris" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5cbd616cde8cc557214c0dfc"), "StudentName" : "Chris" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5cbd6170de8cc557214c0dfd"), "StudentName" : "Carol" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5cbd6175de8cc557214c0dfe"), "StudentName" : "David" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5cbd6181de8cc557214c0dff"), "StudentName" : "Carol" }

Following is the query to count distinct value −

> db.countDistinctDemo.distinct("StudentName").length;

This will produce the following output −

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Published on 30-Apr-2019 10:43:22
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