Xampp Mongodb

XAMPP is an open source, easy to use and easy to install stack that contains Apache webserver, MySQL database, PHP compiler and Perl. MongoDB is one of the most widely NoSQL database in market today. Install MongoDB with Windows XAMPP Posted on November 25, 2017 by pratap470 I found a useful article How to install MongoDB to use with XAMPP on Windows when I struggled with the correct version of phpmongo.dll.

MongoDB is an open source and widely use NoSQL database around. It offers JSON-like documents, ad hoc queries, indexing and real time aggregation which makes the mongoDB so popular in database world.

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In this tutorial we will see how to download and install mongodb on windows 10 . I will cover all the steps with images so it will easy for you guys to follow.

At the time of writing this tutorial mongodb has 4.0 version. I will install and configure mongodb only. I won’t be installing mongodb compass in this tutorial. I will cover that later.

If you are wondering what is mongodb compass is so it is the official graphical user interface for mongodb which comes with installer. But it doesn’t mean that you cannot install it separately.

So lets start.

Steps: Download and install Mongodb on Windows

  • Goto https://www.mongodb.com/download-center#community and download the installation package
  • Once the package download, click on it and installer wizard will open.
  • Click on Next straight away and it will take to agreement page.
  • Accept the agreement by clicking on the checkbox and click on next.
  • In choose setup type window, click on complete setup button. Custom type is for advanced users.
  • In service configuration window (under complete) you specify optional settings. But do not change anything and click on next
  • In this window, wizard will ask if you want to install MongoDB compass or not. If you also want to download MongoDB compass along with mongodb then you can click on this check box. Otherwise uncheck Install MongoDB Compass checkbox.
    Note: If you check this checkbox then your installation will take more time.
  • Click on Install and you are ready to install mongodb.
  • Once installation will complete. Then goto mongodb folder and copy bin folder directory path which is usually C:Program FilesMongoDBServer4.0bin
  • Now goto environment variables setting and add copy path. See images below if you feel confusion
  • Now open command prompt(cmd) and start mongodb server by typing mongod. Remember mongod is a command which runs mongodb server. If you want to use mongodb connection in programming language, then you must run this command before.
  • Now open another command promt(cmd) and start mongodb shell by typing mongo. Type show databases; and mongodb list default dbs. Thats it.

Note: Default address of mongodb server is and default port is 27017.

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We know MongoDB is very popular open source, document based NoSQL database. In this tutorial I am going to create MongoDB PHP CRUD Example. CRUD means Create, Read, Update and Delete operations. So basically you will add new data (create), fetch data (read), edit existing data (update) and remove existing data (delete) from database.


Apache HTTP Server 2.4, PHP 7.4.3, MongoDB 4.4.0

Xampp mongodb command

Setup Project Directory

It’s assumed that you have setup Apache and PHP in Windows system.

Now we will create a project root directory called php-7-mongodb-crud under the Apache server’s htdocs folder.

I may not mention the project root directory in subsequent sections and we will assume that we are talking with respect to the project root directory.

PHP MongoDB Connection

Create a file called mongodb_config.php with the following source code.

Create Collection

Either you can create the collection in the database or if you do not create collection then while you will insert the record MongoDB will automatically create the collection on the fly.

You can use command db.createCollection(<collection name>, <options>); from the MongoDB command line tool. For our case, I am going to create users collection using the command db.createCollection('users');.

First I switch to my database called roytuts then I try to create the collection but it already exists.

CRUD Operations

Single Record Insertion

Insert means new record creation in database. I am going to define the following user which we will inset into users collection in roytuts database.

Now prepare the SQL statements using BulkWrite() method of MongoDB Driver Manager to insert above user.

Now execute the query to make insertion happen using the following statement:

Once the above statement gets executed, check the users collection in roytuts database using the command db.users.find(). You should see the following output in the users collection.

So here I have defined single user object and inserted into the users collection of roytuts database. Notice I have not defined any fields for users collection but still I was able to insert the data into users collection because of its NoSQL(Not only Structured Query Language) nature.

Now you may wonder you have not inserted _id field into the user1 object then from where this _id came along with user1 object? The _id field is primary key for every document. It’s called _id and is also accessible via id and an _id field is mandatory for an object or document in collection. If an inserted document omits the _id field, the MongoDB driver automatically generates an ObjectId for the _id field. The _id field is the default field for Bson ObjectId’s and it is, by default, indexed. _id and id are not the same. You may also choose to add a field called id if you want, but it will not be index unless you add an index.

The ObjectId class is the default primary key for a MongoDB document and is usually found in the _id field in an inserted document. It looks like, for an example,

An ObjectId is a 12 byte binary BSON type that contain any 12 bytes you want. To be helpful in generating ObjectIds, MongoDB drivers and the server will generate them using a default Algorithm.

Available Records Read

Read all available users from users collection in roytuts database using the following piece of code:

Notice how nl2br() method is used to convert 'n' or 'rn' into new line break.

At present we have only one user so you will get only one user in the output.

Executing the above code will give you the following output:

Multiple Records Insertion

Here is the following code snippets that will insert multiple records into MongoDB:

If you check database then you will find three records exist in the collection:

If you run the available record read code example then you will see the following output:


Read Single Record

Read single record from the users collection in roytuts database.

You will get below output when you run the above code snippets:

$filter: Selects a subset of an array to return based on the specified condition. Returns an array with only those elements that match the condition. The returned elements are in the original order.

$filter has the following syntax:

So we are filtering the record on first_name of the user. Therefore we have got single record. If you have multiple users with same name then you have to choose unique field or projection for selecting single record.

Update Single Record

Update user where last_name is Roy.

multi (boolean): Update only the first matching document (multi=false), or all matching documents (multi=true).
upsert (boolean): If filter does not match an existing document, insert a single document. The document will be created from newObj if it is a replacement document (i.e. no update operators); otherwise, the operators in newObj will be applied to filter to create the new document.



So here we are first find the record which is having last_name as ‘Roy’ and updating with first_name as ‘Liton’ and last_name2300 utc to pst. as ‘Sarkar’.

Now check the users collection in roytuts database. Notice though we had two users with last name Roy but only one record got updated because I have updated only one record using 'multi' => false.

Multiple Update

Update multiple rows using single query.

Now you can verify the records in database:

Update multiple rows using multiple queries.

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Delete Single/Multiple Record(s)

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Delete user where first_name is Liton.

limit (boolean): Delete all matching documents (limit=0), or only the first matching document (limit=1).

You can check the users collection under roytuts database.

Deletion using multiple queries.

Source Code

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Thanks for reading.