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Pierre Smith
Pierre Smith
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when initiating mongo how do you navigate to a particular database

if I have multiple databases for different projects inside mongoDB how do I navigate in and out of each one?

3 Answers

If you mean in the Mongo shell, use the use command:

use example_db
Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


As Iain Simmons mentioned, inside the Mongo Shell you can use the

use <database>


Assuming you know the database name you want to use when you are starting the Mongo Shell, you can call

mongo <database>

from the command line and when the Mongo Shell starts it will be connected to the <database>.

Happy coding,