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How to get Collection Document count 

MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database. It offers Ad hoc queries, Indexing, Replication, Load balancing, File storage (GridFS), Aggregation, MapReduce and Server-side JavaScript execution. This requires the library mongo-2.8.0.jar to be present in the classpath. The following example shows how to get the number of documents in a Collection.

File Name  :  students.json

File Name  :  
Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  [email protected]
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.mongodb.tests;


import com.mongodb.DB;
import com.mongodb.DBCollection;
import com.mongodb.Mongo;
import com.mongodb.MongoException;

public class CollectionCountTest {

   @param args
  public static void main(String[] args) {

    try {
      //Connect to mongoDB with given IP and PORT
      Mongo mongo = new Mongo("localhost"27017);
      //Get the database object
      DB database = mongo.getDB("mytestdb");
      //Gets a collection with a given name.
      DBCollection collection = database.getCollection("students");
      //Returns the number of documents in this collection
      long docCount = collection.count();
      System.out.println("Number of students : " + docCount);
    catch (UnknownHostException e) {
    catch (MongoException e) {

It gives the following output,
Number of students : 2



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