MongoDB Features

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MongoDB is a very popular NoSQL database and comes with most pre-built DreamFactory installs. The MongoDB service type can connect to local or remote MongoDB servers.

Common Feature Exceptions

  • MongoDB, like most NoSQL database, doesn't have defined schema for each tables, except the _id which is always there in every table and created by default. Therefore, the _schema resource doesn't support field level operations.
  • While DreamFactory supplies a SQL-like filter string conversion to MongoDB's native filter language, the service also supports the native filter language represented as a JSON string.


  • PHP extension mongodb (for > 2.1, but mongo may be required for older DreamFactory versions) is required to be installed or compiled in. Check here for installation help.