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Cursor-based iteration with Mongoose

November 17, 2021

Using cursor-based iteration can be useful when there is a need to iterate (in memory) over all of the documents from a collection and every document is a big object. Every document can be projected to return only specific fields.

const cursor = Model.find().select('/* several fields */').cursor();
for (let document = await cursor.next(); document != null; document = await cursor.next()) {
// ...
}

 

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