MongoDB Get all Documents using Java

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Mongodb Get all Documents using Java

Example Program

package com.dineshkrish.mongo;
import org.bson.Document;
import com.mongodb.MongoClient;
import com.mongodb.client.FindIterable;
import com.mongodb.client.MongoCollection;
import com.mongodb.client.MongoCursor;
import com.mongodb.client.MongoDatabase;
* @author Dinesh Krishnan
public class GetDocuments {
public static void main(String[] args) {
// host name
final String HOST_NAME = "localhost";
// default port number
final int PORT = 27017;
// creating mongo client object
MongoClient client = new MongoClient(HOST_NAME, PORT);
// selecting the mongo database
MongoDatabase database = client.getDatabase("dineshkrish");
// selecting the mongo collection
MongoCollection<Document> collection = database.getCollection("employee_records");
// getting the all documents from collection
FindIterable<Document> documents = collection.find();
// preparing for an iteration
MongoCursor<Document> cursor = documents.iterator();
System.out.printf("%-10s %-10s %-15s %n", "ID", "Name", "Designation");
// iterating the documents
while(cursor.hasNext()) {
Document document =;
System.out.printf("%-10s %-10s %-15s %n", document.get("_id"), document.get("name"), document.get("designation"));
// closing the connection


ID Name Designation
101 John Software Engineer
102 Dinesh Sr. Software Engineer
103 Smith Project Manager
104 William Software Engineer
105 James Business Analyst


1. MongoDB Java API Documentation
2. JavaDoc – MongoClient Class
3. JavaDoc – MongoDatabase Interface
4. JavaDoc – Document Class

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