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    Project Collections Tab

    This page allows you to create, populate and mange a project's collections. Collections are custom MongoDB databases that you can use in your projects.

    1. Viewing Collection Information


    Summary data is displayed for each existing collection. This information includes:

    Field Description
    Access A collection can have Publlic or Private access. Public access requires no authentication whereas Private access does.
    Name The name given to the collection
    Storage Used (Live) The percentage of this collection's permissible storage space that is being used in the Live environment.
    Sorage Used (Acceptance) The percentage of this collection's permissible storage space that is being used in the Acceptance environment.
    Storage Used (Test) The percentage of this collection's permissible storage space that is being used in the Test environment.

    To view more detailed information about a collection click on its name.


    The additional information includes:

    Name Description
    Read Only This is checked if the collection data is read only.
    URL The URL of the collection - to be used within REST based API calls. Clicking on the link icon in the menu bar will copy the URL to the clipboard.
    Id The unique identifier given to the collection.
    Statistics This shows statistics for this collection in each of the three environments: Live, Acceptance and Test. The statistics include the percentage of its storage allocation that is being used, the size of the collection, the number of objects in the collection and the average object size.

    Clicking on Keys allows you to retrieve the first level keys for your collection.

    The menu bar on this page allows you to access further collection functionality such as exporting the data from the collection, importing data into the collection and editing the collection's details.

    2. Adding a New Collection

    Clicking on the New Collection button will allow you to configure a new collection.


    You will be asked for the following information:

    Field Description
    Name The name of the collection, this is a compulsory field.
    Public Access This should be checked if no authentication will be required to view the collection data.
    Read Only This should be checked if the collection data will be read only.

    Click on the Save icon to create your empty collection.

    info8 A collection created or imported while in Test mode cannot then be accessed in Live mode

    3. Exporting and Importing Collection Data

    It is possible to import data into your collection and to export data from it. This functionality is available from the menu bar at the top of the collection detail page.


    3.1. Exporting Collection Data

    When exporting a collection, you can select one of the three runtime modes (Test, Acceptance or Live) as the source collection. You have the choice of exporting in JSON or BSON format and you can choose if the data can be compressed (to ZIP format). The native storage format in MongoDB is BSON, a binary JSON format. BSON is also supported by the native MongoDB mongodump tool. Thus if you want to restore a collection in an external MongoDB, BSON is the format of choice. BSON should also be used for backup/restore purposes within RunMyProcess. If you want to post-process a collection via a script, however, you may prefer to use the JSON format.


    Both the import and export procedures are asynchronous. Depending on the size of the collection, it could take several minutes to perform the export. After triggering the export of a collection, the platform will acknowledge the request. Upon completion of the export procedure, you will receive an email which will also contain a link to the dump file in the file storage of the parent project.

    The filename has the following format: collection_{collectionId}_{mode}_{date}.{json|bson}. An example is shown below:


    3.2. Importing Collection Data

    It is possible to import data from a dump file into a collection. You can choose between the different modes (Test, Acceptance or Live) as the target and you have to specify the import format (JSON/BSON). Additionally, you can select whether the target collection should be dropped (emptied) prior of the actual import. Finally you have to select the source dump file from the project's file storage and can specify whether or not the file needs to be Uncompressed (from ZIP format).


    The import process is asynchronous therefore the data may not be available immediately. You will be informed via email when the import is complete.

    info6 Please note that MongoDB does not support ACID transactions (therefore no rollback). If your import fails during the import procedure, it is likely that your collection will be in a partially constructed state. An import should therefore be handled with care. Please also note that MongoDB recommends the use of BSON data for import. If you have to work with a dump file in JSON format, you should generate an additional dump in BSON format prior to performing the import.

    info7 While it is technically possible to import/export a collection on a "hot" application or process, it is best practice to stop all potential activities on the collection prior of performing these actions.

    info9 A collection created or imported while in Test mode cannot then be accessed in Live mode