Sort Records in MongoDB

The sort() Method

We need to use sort() method to sort documents in MongoDB, it accepts a document field along with their sorting order. To specify sorting order 1 and -1 are used. 1 is used for ascending order while -1 is used for descending order.


Basic syntax of the sort() method is given below


Example: Point out the collection testCol has the following data

{ "_id" : ObjectId(5983548781331adf45ec5), "title":"MongoDB Overview", "by":""}
{ "_id" : ObjectId(5983548781331adf45ec6), "title":" ASP.Net Over view ", "by":""}
{ "_id" : ObjectId(5983548781331adf45ec7), "title":" SQL Server 2014", "by":""}

The following example will display the documents sorted by title in descending order.

{"title":" SQL Server 2014"}
{"title":" MongoDB Overview "}
{"title":" SQL Server 2014"}

Please note if you don't specify the sorting preference, then sort() method will display documents in ascending order.

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