Explain Java MongoDB projections

While retrieving data from MongoDb collections you can select only necessary data using projections. In Java, you can project necessary data while reading the documents from a collection using the projection() method. Invoke this method on the result of find(), bypassing the names of the required filed names as −

projection(Projections.include("name", "age"));


Following Java examples read the documents from a collection, using projection we are displaying the values of name and age fields only.

import com.mongodb.client.FindIterable;
import com.mongodb.client.MongoCollection;
import com.mongodb.client.MongoDatabase;
import com.mongodb.client.model.Projections;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;
import org.bson.Document;
import com.mongodb.MongoClient;
public class ProjectionExample {
   public static void main( String args[] ) {
      //Creating a MongoDB client
      MongoClient mongo = new MongoClient( "localhost" , 27017 );
      //Connecting to the database
      MongoDatabase database = mongo.getDatabase("myDatabase");
      //Creating a collection object
      MongoCollection<Document>collection = database.getCollection("students");
      Document document1 = new Document("name", "Ram").append("age", 26).append("city", "Hyderabad");
      Document document2 = new Document("name", "Robert").append("age", 27).append("city", "Vishakhapatnam");
      Document document3 = new Document("name", "Rhim").append("age", 30).append("city", "Delhi");
      //Inserting the created documents
      List<Document> list = new ArrayList<Document>();
      System.out.println("Documents Inserted");
      collection = database.getCollection("students");
      //Retrieving the documents
      FindIterable<Document> iterDoc =
      collection.find().projection(Projections.include("name", "age"));
      Iterator it = iterDoc.iterator();
      while (it.hasNext()) {


Documents Inserted
Document{{_id=5e8966533f68506911c946dc, name=Ram, age=26}}
Document{{_id=5e8966533f68506911c946dd, name=Robert, age=27}}
Document{{_id=5e8966533f68506911c946de, name=Rhim, age=30}}