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How to import JSON File in MongoDB using Python?

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2020
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Prerequisistes: MongoDB and Python, Working With JSON Data in Python

MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented and a non relational (i.e NoSQL) database program. It is an open-source document database, that stores the data in the form of key-value pairs.

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It is an open standard file format, and data interchange format with an extension “.json”, that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute-value pairs and array data types.

Importing JSON file in MongoDB

To import a JSON file in MongoDB we have to first load or open the JSON file after that we can easily insert that file into the database or the collection. To load a JSON file we have to first import json in our code after that we can open the JSON file. When our file gets loaded or opened we can easily insert it into the collection and operate on that file. Let’s see the example for better understanding.

Example :

Sample JSON used:


import json
from pymongo import MongoClient 
# Making Connection
myclient = MongoClient("mongodb://localhost:27017/"
# database 
db = myclient["GFG"]
# Created or Switched to collection 
# names: GeeksForGeeks
Collection = db["data"]
# Loading or Opening the json file
with open('data.json') as file:
    file_data = json.load(file)
# Inserting the loaded data in the Collection
# if JSON contains data more than one entry
# insert_many is used else inser_one is used
if isinstance(file_data, list):



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