Mongodb-node.js Tutorial Series

Create collection in MongoDB using node.js

MongoDB-Nodejs tutorial | Perform mongodb operations using node.js


In this part of the mongodb operations using node.js tutorial series , we will create a collection details in MongoDb using Node.js

Let's Start !!
Step 1 - Include Package

We will start by including mongodb npm package as shown below :

var mongo = require('mongodb');

Step-2 : Establish Connection

Establish a connection between the mongoDb database and our node.js app using the following :

var new_db = "mongodb://localhost:27017/demo_db"

  • demo_db is the name of the database. You can change it in accordance with your database name.
  • 27017 is the port where mongoDb is running.
  • Localhost i.e. is the local IP.

Step - 3 : Create the collection

createCollection() is an inbuilt method which is used to create a new collection in mongodb database as shown below:

var mongo = require('mongodb');
var new_db = "mongodb://localhost:27017/demo_db";

mongo.connect(new_db , (error , db) => {
	if (error){
		throw error;
	db.createCollection("details" , (err , collection) => {
		if(err) throw err;
		console.log("Details collection created successfully");

You can run the above code using the following command :
>node create-collection.js
Details collection created successfully

What we learned

In this article we learned about

  1. Including monogdb npm package in your app.
  2. Establishing a connection between mongodb database and node.js application.
  3. Create a collection in mongodb using node.js