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MongoDB sort() method

In MongoDB, sort() method is used to sort the documents in the collection. This method accepts a document containing list of fields along with their sorting order.

The sorting order is specified as 1 or -1.

  • 1 is used for ascending order sorting.
  • -1 is used for descending order sorting.

Syntax:

Scenario

Consider an example which has a collection name javatpoint.

This collection has following fields within it.

Execute the following query to display the documents in descending order.

This will show the documents in descending order.

{ "_id" : ObjectId("564dbced8e2c097d15fbb603"), "Course" : "Web Designing", "det
ails" : { "Duration" : "3 months", "Trainer" : "Rashmi Desai" }, "Batch" : [ { "
size" : "Small", "qty" : 5 }, { "size" : "Large", "qty" : 10 } ], "category" : "
Programming Language" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("564dbced8e2c097d15fbb601"), "Course" : "Java", "details" : {
 "Duration" : "6 months", "Trainer" : "Sonoo Jaiswal" }, "Batch" : [ { "size" :
"Medium", "qty" : 25 } ], "category" : "Programming Language" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("564dbced8e2c097d15fbb602"), "Course" : ".Net", "details" : {
 "Duration" : "6 months", "Trainer" : "Prashant Verma" }, "Batch" : [ { "size" :
 "Small", "qty" : 5 }, { "size" : "Medium", "qty" : 10 } ], "category" : "Progra
mming Language" }

Note: By default sort() method displays the documents in ascending order. If you don't specify the sorting preference, it will display documents in ascending order.

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