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Spring Data MongoDB Spring Data MongoDB

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The primary goal of the Spring Data project is to make it easier to build Spring-powered applications that use new data access technologies such as non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud based data services.

The Spring Data MongoDB project aims to provide a familiar and consistent Spring-based programming model for new datastores while retaining store-specific features and capabilities. The Spring Data MongoDB project provides integration with the MongoDB document database. Key functional areas of Spring Data MongoDB are a POJO centric model for interacting with a MongoDB Document and easily writing a repository style data access layer.

Code of Conduct

This project is governed by the Spring Code of Conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code of conduct. Please report unacceptable behavior to

Getting Started

Here is a quick teaser of an application using Spring Data Repositories in Java:

public interface PersonRepository extends CrudRepository<Person, Long> {

  List<Person> findByLastname(String lastname);

  List<Person> findByFirstnameLike(String firstname);

public class MyService {

  private final PersonRepository repository;

  public MyService(PersonRepository repository) {
    this.repository = repository;

  public void doWork() {


    Person person = new Person();

    List<Person> lastNameResults = repository.findByLastname("Gierke");
    List<Person> firstNameResults = repository.findByFirstnameLike("Oli*");

class ApplicationConfig extends AbstractMongoClientConfiguration {

  public MongoClient mongoClient() {
    return MongoClients.create();

  protected String getDatabaseName() {
    return "springdata";

Maven configuration

Add the Maven dependency:


If you’d rather like the latest snapshots of the upcoming major version, use our Maven snapshot repository and declare the appropriate dependency version.


  <name>Spring Snapshot Repository</name>

Upgrading from 2.x

The 4.0 MongoDB Java Driver does no longer support certain features that have already been deprecated in one of the last minor versions. Some of the changes affect the initial setup configuration as well as compile/runtime features. We summarized the most typical changes one might encounter.

XML Namespace

Table 1. Changed XML Namespace Elements and Attributes:
Element / Attribute 2.x 3.x

<mongo:mongo-client />

Used to create a com.mongodb.MongoClient

Now exposes a com.mongodb.client.MongoClient

<mongo:mongo-client replica-set="…​" />

Was a comma delimited list of replica set members (host/port)

Now defines the replica set name.
Use <mongo:client-settings cluster-hosts="…​" /> instead

<mongo:db-factory writeConcern="…​" />



Table 2. Removed XML Namespace Elements and Attributes:
Element / Attribute Replacement in 3.x Comment

<mongo:db-factory mongo-ref="…​" />

<mongo:db-factory mongo-client-ref="…​" />

Referencing a com.mongodb.client.MongoClient.

<mongo:mongo-client credentials="…​" />

<mongo:mongo-client credential="…​" />

Single authentication data instead of list.

<mongo:client-options />

<mongo:client-settings />

See com.mongodb.MongoClientSettings for details.

Table 3. New XML Namespace Elements and Attributes:
Element Comment

<mongo:db-factory mongo-client-ref="…​" />

Replacement for <mongo:db-factory mongo-ref="…​" />

<mongo:db-factory connection-string="…​" />

Replacement for uri and client-uri.

<mongo:mongo-client connection-string="…​" />

Replacement for uri and client-uri.

<mongo:client-settings />

Namespace element for com.mongodb.MongoClientSettings.

Java Configuration

Table 4. Java API changes
Type Comment


Creates com.mongodb.client.MongoClient instead of com.mongodb.MongoClient
Uses MongoClientSettings instead of MongoClientOptions.


Uses WriteConcernResult instead of WriteResult.


Uses MongoBulkWriteException and com.mongodb.bulk.BulkWriteError instead of BulkWriteException and com.mongodb.BulkWriteError


Uses com.mongodb.MongoClientSettings instead of com.mongodb.async.client.MongoClientSettings


Now produces com.mongodb.MongoClientSettings instead of com.mongodb.async.client.MongoClientSettings

Table 5. Removed Java API:
2.x Replacement in 3.x Comment



Creating a com.mongodb.MongoClientSettings.


(Available since 2.1)

Using com.mongodb.client.MongoClient.





(Available since 2.1)



Returns MapReduceAction instead of MapReduceCommand.OutputType.

Meta|Query maxScan & snapshot

Other Changes

UUID Types

The MongoDB UUID representation can now be configured with different formats. This has to be done via MongoClientSettings as shown in the snippet below.

Example 1. UUID Codec Configuration
static class Config extends AbstractMongoClientConfiguration {

    public void configureClientSettings(MongoClientSettings.Builder builder) {

    // ...

Getting Help

Having trouble with Spring Data? We’d love to help!

Reporting Issues

Spring Data uses JIRA as issue tracking system to record bugs and feature requests. If you want to raise an issue, please follow the recommendations below:

  • Before you log a bug, please search the issue tracker to see if someone has already reported the problem.

  • If the issue doesn’t already exist, create a new issue.

  • Please provide as much information as possible with the issue report, we like to know the version of Spring Data that you are using and JVM version.

  • If you need to paste code, or include a stack trace use JIRA {code}…{code} escapes before and after your text.

  • If possible try to create a test-case or project that replicates the issue. Attach a link to your code or a compressed file containing your code.

Building from Source

You don’t need to build from source to use Spring Data (binaries in, but if you want to try out the latest and greatest, Spring Data can be easily built with the maven wrapper. You also need JDK 1.8.

 $ ./mvnw clean install

If you want to build with the regular mvn command, you will need Maven v3.5.0 or above.

Also see CONTRIBUTING.adoc if you wish to submit pull requests, and in particular please sign the Contributor’s Agreement before your first non-trivial change.

Building reference documentation

Building the documentation builds also the project without running tests.

 $ ./mvnw clean install -Pdistribute

The generated documentation is available from target/site/reference/html/index.html.


The site contains several guides that show how to use Spring Data step-by-step:



Spring Data MongoDB is Open Source software released under the Apache 2.0 license.

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