MongoDB aggregation framework to sort by length of array?

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To sort by length of array, use aggregate(). Before that, get the count of records in an arrayusing $sum. Let us create a collection with documents

> db.demo33.insertOne({"ListOfStudent":["Chris","Bob"]});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5e17556ccfb11e5c34d898ca")
}
> db.demo33.insertOne({"ListOfStudent":["David","Adam","Mike"]});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5e17557acfb11e5c34d898cb")
}
> db.demo33.insertOne({"ListOfStudent":["Carol","Sam","John","Robert"]});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5e1755a3cfb11e5c34d898cc")
}

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

> db.demo33.find();

This will produce the following output −

{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e17556ccfb11e5c34d898ca"), "ListOfStudent" : [ "Chris", "Bob" ] }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e17557acfb11e5c34d898cb"), "ListOfStudent" : [ "David", "Adam", "Mike" ] }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e1755a3cfb11e5c34d898cc"), "ListOfStudent" : [ "Carol", "Sam", "John", "Robert" ] }

Following is the query to sort by length of array −

> db.demo33.aggregate({$unwind:"$ListOfStudent"}, { $group : {_id:'$_id', ct:{$sum:1}}}, { $sort :{ ct: -1}} );

This will produce the following output −

{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e1755a3cfb11e5c34d898cc"), "ct" : 4 }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e17557acfb11e5c34d898cb"), "ct" : 3 }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e17556ccfb11e5c34d898ca"), "ct" : 2 }
raja
Published on 02-Apr-2020 16:12:04
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