Mongoose is the most popular library for using Mongodb on Node.js.

I took some time to learn about the case sentivity and model name renaming it does behind the curtain.

Let’s assume the model I have is ‘Campaign’.

  • mongodb collection name is case sensitive (‘Campaigns’ is different from ‘campaigns’)

  • mongodb best practises is to have all lower case for collection name (‘campaigns’ is preferred)

  • mongoose model name should be singular and upper case (‘Campaign’)

  • mongoose will lowercase and pluralize with an ‘s’ so that it can access the collection (‘Campaign’ » ‘campaigns’)

Knowing this is especially useful if you are dealing with existing collections.




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