What Are The Delete Methods Available In MongoDB?

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1 min readDec 5, 2023

The following techniques are available in MongoDB for removing documents from a collection:

db.collection.deleteOne(): Even though numerous documents may meet the specified filter, only one document that matches the filter should be deleted.

db.collection.deleteMany(): Eliminate every document that fits a given filter.

db.collection.remove(): Eliminate a specific document or every document that fits the given filter.

Starting in MongoDB 6.1:

  • MongoDB may batch delete several documents at once in order to increase efficiency.
  • There is a new BATCHED_DELETE stage for batch document deletions in the explain command results.

Additional Methods

Documents from a collection can also be removed using the following techniques:

For further details and examples, look to the methods’ respective reference pages.