mongoc_database_t man page

mongoc_database_t — MongoDB Database Abstraction


typedef struct _mongoc_database_t mongoc_database_t;

mongoc_database_t provides access to a MongoDB database. This handle is useful for actions a particular database object. It is not a container for mongoc_collection_t structures.

Read preferences and write concerns are inherited from the parent client. They can be overridden with mongoc_database_set_read_prefs(3) and mongoc_database_set_write_concern(3)


It is an error to call mongoc_database_destroy(3) on a database that has operations pending. It is required that you release mongoc_cursor_t structures before calling mongoc_database_destroy


#include <mongoc.h>

main (int argc,
      char *argv[])
   mongoc_database_t *database;
   mongoc_client_t *client;

   mongoc_init ();

   client = mongoc_client_new ("mongodb://localhost/");
   database = mongoc_client_get_database (client, "test");

   mongoc_database_destroy (database);
   mongoc_client_destroy (client);

   mongoc_cleanup ();

   return 0;


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