How to setup MongoDB Java environment?

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Installing and running MongoDB

  • Visit the MongoDB home page, in the Software (dropdown), select Community Server.

  • In the MongoDB Community Server page, specify the platform details and download the MongoDB server compatible to your platform.

  • Install the downloaded software and create a folder/directory named data in the C drive to store the database files.

  • Set the path (environmental variable) for the bin directory of MongoDB i.e. C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\4.2\bin>

  • Open a command prompt and run the MongoDB server by executing the mongod command as shown below −

C:\Users\Tutorialspoint>mongod --dbpath "C:\data"
  • Open another command prompt connect to the server by running the mongo command this will give you MongoDB shell and from this, you can

  • From MongoDB shell, you can manipulate data in the database.

For testing the setup, try connecting to a database named my database using the use command. If your setup is successful you will get the following result.

> use myDatabase;
switched to db myDatabase

Installing Java MongoDB driver

To set up a MongoDB java environment in eclipse you need to create a Java – Maven project and, add the following dependency to its pom.xml file.



Following JDBC program connects with a database on MongoDB, try executing it −


import com.mongodb.MongoClient;
public class ConnectToDB {
   public static void main( String args[] ) {
      //Creating a MongoDB client
      MongoClient mongo = new MongoClient( "localhost" , 27017 );
      //Accessing the database
      System.out.println("Connected to the database successfully");

If everything goes fine the above program generates the following output −

Connected to the database successfully
Published on 10-Apr-2020 08:06:52