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How to Create Database in MongoDB Compass?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a database in MongoDB Compass. You can check also my previous post, in which I blogged about how to install MongoDB Compass in Windows.

Follow These Simple Steps to Create Database in MongoDB Compass

  1. Open the MongoDB Compass and connect to it.
  2. If you haven't created any database yet in MongoDB, then under My Cluster it will show you the 3 default databases, which are admin, config and local.
  3. Click on the My Cluster and right side of the window click on Create Database button.
  4. A Create database window will appear as shown below.

create database in MongoDB compass

  1. Type the database name in the Database Name field and press tab.
  2. Then type the collection name in the Collection Name field as shown in the above image.
  3. Select Capped Collection checkbox if you want to make this collection capped.
  4. Then click on Create Database button to finally create the database in MongoDB using Compass.

The newly created database will appear on the databases list.

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