MongoDB stores data records as documents which are gathered together in collections.
Databases in MongoDB hold one or more collections of documents.
In this short note i will show how to list all collections of a database in MongoDB from the command-line using the
Cool Tip: To connect to a remote MongoDB server from the command-line, it needs to install MongoDB command-line client, known as
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List Collections in MongoDB
Info: Collections in MongoDB are analogous to tables in relational databases.
To show all collections in MongoDB, first of all launch the
Select the database to use:
> show dbs > use <databaseName>
Use one of the following command to list all collections in the selected MongoDB database:
> show collections
– or –
> show tables
– or –