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MongoDB <> is an open source database that stores flexible JSON-like "documents," which can have any number, name, or hierarchy of fields within, instead of rows of data as in a relational database. Python developers can think of MongoDB as a persistent, searchable repository of Python dictionaries (and, in fact, this is how PyMongo <> represents MongoDB documents).

Quart-Motor bridges Quart and Motor and provides some convenience helpers.


First, install Quart-Motor:

$ pip install Quart-Motor

Next, add a :class:~quart_motor.Motor to your code:

    from quart import Quart
    from quart_motor import Motor

    app = Quart(__name__)
    app.config["MONGO_URI"] = "mongodb://localhost:27017/myDatabase"
    mongo = Motor(app)

:class:~quart_motor.Motor connects to the MongoDB server running on port 27017 on localhost, to the database named myDatabase. This database is exposed as the :attr:~quart_motor.Motor.db attribute.

You can use :attr:~quart_motor.Motor.db directly in views:

    def home_page():
        online_users = mongo.db.users.find({"online": True})
        return render_template("index.html",


Quart-Motor depends on recent versions of Quart, Motor and PyMongo, where "recent" is defined to mean "was released in the last 3 years". Quart-Motor may work with older versions, but compatibility fixes for older versions will not be accepted, and future changes may break compatibility in older versions.

Quart-Motor is tested against supported versions <>_ of MongoDB, 3.5+.

Quart-Motor works very well with

  • uvicorn asgi
  • hypercorn asgi

Quart-Motor is tested against Python 3.7+ versions.


Quart-Motor provides helpers for some common tasks:

.. automethod:: quart_motor.wrappers.Collection.find_one_or_404

.. automethod:: quart_motor.Motor.send_file

.. automethod:: quart_motor.Motor.save_file

.. autoclass:: quart_motor.helpers.BSONObjectIdConverter

.. autoclass:: quart_motor.helpers.JSONEncoder


You can configure Quart-Motor either by passing a MongoDB URI <>_ to the :class:~quart_motor.Motor constructor, or assigning it to the MONGO_URI Quart configuration variable <>_

The :class:~quart_motor.Motor instnace also accepts these additional customization options:

  • json_options, a :class:~bson.json_util.JSONOptions instance which controls the JSON serialization of MongoDB objects when used with :func:~quart.json.jsonify.

You may also pass additional keyword arguments to the Motor constructor. These are passed directly through to the underlying :class:~motor.motor_asyncio.AsyncIOMotorClient object.


By default, Quart-Motor sets the ``connect`` keyword argument to
``False``, to prevent Motor from connecting immediately. Motor
itself `is not fork-safe
and delaying connection until the app is actually used is necessary to
avoid issues. If you wish to change this default behavior, pass
``connect=True`` as a keyword argument to ``Motor``.

You can create multiple Motor instances, to connect to multiple databases or database servers:

    app = Quart(__name__)

    # connect to MongoDB with the defaults
    mongo1 = Motor(app, uri="mongodb://localhost:27017/databaseOne")

    # connect to another MongoDB database on the same host
    mongo2 = Motor(app, uri="mongodb://localhost:27017/databaseTwo")

    # connect to another MongoDB server altogether
    mongo3 = Motor(app, uri="mongodb://")

Each instance is independent of the others and shares no state.



.. autoclass:: quart_motor.Motor :members:

.. attribute:: cx

  The :class:`~quart_motor.wrappers.AsyncIOMotorClient` connected to the
  MongoDB server.

.. attribute:: db

  The :class:`~quart_motor.wrappers.AsyncIOMotorDatabase` if the URI used
  named a database, and ``None`` otherwise.


Quart-Motor wraps Motor's :class:~motor.motor_asyncio.AsyncIOMotorClient, :class:~motor.motor_asyncio.AsyncIOMotorDatabase, and :class:~motor.motor_asyncio.AsyncIOMotorCollection classes, and overrides their attribute and item accessors. Wrapping the Motor classes in this way lets Quart-Motor add methods to AsyncIOMotorCollection while allowing user code to use MongoDB-style dotted expressions.

    >>> type(
    <type 'quart_motor.wrappers.AsyncIOMotorClient'>
    >>> type(mongo.db)
    <type 'quart_motor.wrappers.AsyncIOMotorDatabase'>
    >>> type(mongo.db.some_collection)
    <type 'quart_motor.wrappers.AsyncIOMotorCollection'>

.. autoclass:: quart_motor.wrappers.AsyncIOMotorCollection(...) :members:

History and Contributors


  • 2.4.0: Unreleased

    • Flask-PyMongo port as released of Flask-PyMongo.


Contributors of Flask-PyMongo:

  • jeverling <>
  • tang0th <>
  • Fabrice Aneche <>
  • Thor Adam <>
  • Christoph Herr <>
  • Mark Unsworth <>
  • Kevin Funk <>
  • Ben Jeffrey <>
  • Emmanuel Valette <>
  • David Awad <>
  • Robson Roberto Souza Peixoto <>
  • juliascript <>
  • Henrik Blidh <>
  • jobou <>
  • Craig Davis <>
  • ratson <>
  • Abraham Toriz Cruz <>
  • MinJae Kwon <>
  • yarobob <>
  • Andrew C. Hawkins <>

Contributors of Quart-Motor

  • Sriram <>
  • Kiran <>