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Learning Node.js for Mobile Application Development by Milorad Jevdjenic, Stefan Buttigieg

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Creating our collections

Now that we have created a database, let's populate it with some collections by performing the following steps:

  1. Run the following to create a collection for Products:
    > db.createCollection('Products')
    

    MongoDB will respond with the following:

    { "ok" : 1 }
    

    The preceding code indicates that the command was executed successfully. Note that the response is returned to us in the JSON format.

  2. Let's pause for a minute and break down the preceding command so that we understand what we just did:
    • The db is a JavaScript object that represents the currently selected database. In our case, it is OrderBase.
    • The createCollection('Products') function is one of the many member methods of db. Needless to say, it creates a new collection and ...

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