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Connect to MongoDB and Atlas and directly from your VS Code environment, navigate your databases and collections, inspect your schema and use playgrounds to prototype queries and aggregations.

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MongoDB for VS Code makes it easy to work with MongoDB, whether your own instance or in MongoDB Atlas.


Navigate your MongoDB Data

  • Navigate your databases, collections, and read-only views
  • See the documents in your collections
  • Edit documents and save changes to the database
  • Get a quick overview of your schema and your indexes

Explore data with MongoDB for VS Code

MongoDB Playgrounds

MongoDB Playgrounds are the most convenient way to prototype and execute CRUD operations and other MongoDB commands directly inside VS Code.

  • Prototype your queries, aggregations, and MongoDB commands with MongoDB syntax highlighting and intelligent autocomplete for MongoDB shell API, MongoDB operators, and for database, collection, and field names.
  • Run your playgrounds and see the results instantly. Click the play button in the tab bar to see the output.
  • Edit documents returned by your playground.
  • Save your playgrounds in your workspace and use them to document how your application interacts with MongoDB.
  • Build aggregations quickly with helpful and well-commented stage snippets.


Make sure you are connected to a server or cluster before using a playground. You can't run a playground and you won't get completions if you are not connected.

Document Editing

MongoDB for VS Code makes it extremely easy to make changes to documents in your collections. You can open documents in an editor tab, edit them and save the changes back to MongoDB.

Document editing

Quick access to the MongoDB Shell

Launch the MongoDB Shell from the command palette to quickly connect to the same cluster you have active in VS Code.

MongoDB Shell

The shell binary needs to be in your

. The shell binary can be either the new MongoDB Shell (
) or the legacy
shell. In the extension's settings you can switch between the two.

Terraform snippet for MongoDB Atlas

If you use Terraform to manage your infrastructure, MongoDB for VS Code helps you get started with the MongoDB Atlas Provider. Just open a Terraform file, type

and you are good to go.

Terraform snippet

Extension Settings

    : The MongoDB shell to use (The new
    or the legacy
    : Show or hide the MongoDB view.
  • mdb.defaultLimit
    : The number of documents to fetch when viewing documents from a collection.
  • mdb.confirmRunAll
    : Show a confirmation message before running commands in a playground.
  • mdb.excludeFromPlaygroundsSearch
    : Exclude files and folders while searching for playground in the the current workspace.
  • mdb.connectionSaving.hideOptionToChooseWhereToSaveNewConnections
    : When a connection is added, a prompt is shown that let's the user decide where the new connection should be saved. When this setting is checked, the prompt is not shown and the default connection saving location setting is used.
  • mdb.connectionSaving.defaultConnectionSavingLocation
    : When the setting that hides the option to choose where to save new connections is checked, this setting sets if and where new connections are saved.
  • mdb.useDefaultTemplateForPlayground
    : Choose whether to use the default template for playground files or to start with an empty playground editor.
  • mdb.sendTelemetry
    : Opt-in and opt-out for diagnostic and telemetry collection.


Additional Settings

These global settings affect how MongoDB for VS Code provides intelligent autocomplete inside snippets and string literals (off by default). Changing the default configuration may affect the behavior and performance of other extensions and of VS Code itself. If you do not change the default settings, you can still trigger intelligent autocomplete inside a snippet or string literal with


  • editor.suggest.snippetsPreventQuickSuggestions
    : By default, VS Code prevents code completion in snippet mode (editing placeholders in inserted code). Setting this to
    allows snippet (eg.
    ) and field completion based on the document schema for the
  • editor.quickSuggestions
    : By default, VS Code prevents code completion inside string literals. To enable database names completions for
    expression use this configuration:
"editor.quickSuggestions": {
  "other": true,
  "comments": false,
  "strings": true


MongoDB for VS Code collects usage data and sends it to MongoDB to help improve our products and services. Read our privacy policy to learn more. If you don’t wish to send usage data to MongoDB, you can opt-out by setting

in the extension settings.


For issues, please create a ticket in our JIRA Project.

For contributing, please refer to

Is there anything else you’d like to see in MongoDB for VS Code? Let us know by submitting suggestions in our feedback forum.

Building and Installing from Source

You can clone this repository and install the extension in your VS Code with:

npm install
npm run local-install

This will compile and package MongoDB for VS Code into a

file and add the extension to your VS Code.

To install this locally on windows:

npm install
.\node_modules\.bin\vsce.cmd package
code --install-extension ./mongodb-vscode-*.vsix

This will compile and package MongoDB for VS Code into a

file and add the extension to your VS Code.

If you get an error because the

command is not found, you need to install it in your

Open VS Code, launch the Commmand Palette (⌘+Shift+P on MacOS, Ctrl+Shift+P on Windows and Linux), type

and select "Install code command in \$PATH".


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