Installation

The recommended way to get started using one of the drivers in your project is with a dependency management system.

There are two Maven artifacts available in the release. The preferred artifact for new applications is mongodb-driver-sync however, we still publish the legacy mongo-java-driver uber-jar as well as the mongodb-driver jar introduced in 3.0.

MongoDB Driver Sync

The MongoDB Driver mongodb-driver-sync is the synchronous Java driver containing only the generic MongoCollection interface that complies with a new cross-driver CRUD specification. It does not include the legacy API (e.g. DBCollection).

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This is a Java 9-compliant module with an Automatic-Module-Name of org.mongodb.driver.sync.client.

The mongodb-driver-sync artifact is a valid OSGi bundle whose symbolic name is org.mongodb.driver-sync.


<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.mongodb</groupId>
        <artifactId>mongodb-driver-sync</artifactId>
        <version>3.10.1</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Note: You can also download the mongodb-driver-sync jar directly from sonatype.

If downloading mongodb-driver-sync manually, you must also download its dependencies: bson and mongodb-driver-core

MongoDB Driver Legacy

The MongoDB Legacy driver mongodb-driver-legacy is the legacy synchronous Java driver whose entry point is com.mongodb.MongoClient and central classes include com.mongodb.DB, com.mongodb.DBCollection, and com.mongodb.DBCursor.

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While not deprecated, we recommend that new applications depend on the mongodb-driver-sync module.


<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.mongodb</groupId>
        <artifactId>mongodb-driver-legacy</artifactId>
        <version>3.10.1</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Note: You can also download the mongodb-driver-legacy jar directly from sonatype.

If downloading mongodb-driver-legacy manually, you must also download its dependencies: bson and mongodb-driver-core

MongoDB Driver

The MongoDB Driver mongodb-driver is the updated synchronous Java driver that includes the legacy API as well as a new generic MongoCollection interface that complies with a new cross-driver CRUD specification.

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mongodb-driver is not an OSGi bundle: both mongodb-driver and mongodb-driver-core, a dependency of mongodb-driver, include classes from the com.mongodb package.

For OSGi-based applications, use the mongodb-driver-sync or the mongo-java-driver uber jar instead.

It is also not a Java 9 module.

This module is deprecated and will no longer be published in the next major release of the driver (4.0).


<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.mongodb</groupId>
        <artifactId>mongodb-driver</artifactId>
        <version>3.10.1</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Note: You can also download the mongodb-driver jar directly from sonatype.

If downloading mongodb-driver manually, you must also download its dependencies: bson and mongodb-driver-core

Uber Jar (Legacy)

For new applications, the preferred artifact is mongodb-driver-sync; however, the legacy mongo-java-driver uber jar is still available. The uber jar contains: the BSON library, the core library, and the mongodb-driver.

Note

This is a Java 9-compliant module with an Automatic-Module-Name of org.mongodb.driver.sync.client.

The mongo-java-driver artifact is a valid OSGi bundle whose symbolic name is org.mongodb.mongo-java-driver.

important

This module is deprecated and will no longer be published in the next major release of the driver (4.0).


<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.mongodb</groupId>
        <artifactId>mongo-java-driver</artifactId>
        <version>3.10.1</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Note: You can also download the mongo-java-driver jar directly from sonatype.