Create a Python Application using PyMongo and MongoDB Database

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In this Guided Project, you will:

How to create a database and collection using PyMongo

How to populate a collection with documents

How to query a collection

Clock2 Hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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Data plays a crucial role in application development. It plays such a crucial role that there are people called Database Administrators that specialize in just organizing the data. The traditional database used to be, and often still is, a relational database. MongoDB is more flexible than a relational database, and as such provides the developer with a database that can easily be changed during the development phase. The increased popularity of MongoDB combined with the popularity of Python has resulted in a Python library called PyMongo, which provides an API for communicating with MongoDB. In this course, you will create a Python application, using PyMongo, that creates a MongoDB database containing words and their definitions. You will then retrieve data from the collection and display a selected Word’s definition. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

pymongoDatabase (DBMS)MongodbPython Programmingdocument storage

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Read the CSV file into a JSON-style List Data Structure

  2. Create the Database and Collection using PyMongo

  3. Populate the Collection with Documents using insert_one and insert_many

  4. Query the Collection using find_one and find

  5. Updating the Collection

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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