Can't Search By ObjectId #67

whobutsb opened this Issue Nov 23, 2011 · 4 comments


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Whenever I try to search by ObjectId in the find command I get the error: 'Failure parsing JSON string near: _id : Obje' the rest is truncated by the window. I was wondering if there was going to be an update soon to fix this. Below is what i'm entering into the find input box:

{_id : ObjectId('4ecd3613cf72ab053100000a') }

unfo commented Dec 20, 2011

I got this working on 2.3.2[73] out of the box.


I found out that you needed to wrap the ID in double quotes in order for it query.

{_id : ObjectId("4ecd3613cf72ab053100000a") }


Doesn't work for me, even with doublequotes. v2.5.4[98] on a mac.

sogko commented Jan 23, 2014

Update: I made a mistake, i was using the release from fotonauts fork

I'm facing the same issue (Mac, v2.5.15)

I have the following document and wanted to get it by 'user' objectId

  "__v": 0,
  "_id": { "$oid" : "52e014261cbaadc0dd9e2c05" },
  "content": "test",
  "created": { "$date": 1390416934624 },
  "title": "tetetetet",
  "user": { "$oid" : "52e0140c1cbaadc0dd9e2c04" }

I tried the following and none of them worked

{"user": ObjectId("52e0140c1cbaadc0dd9e2c04")}

{"user": "52e0140c1cbaadc0dd9e2c04"}

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