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Perform CRUD Operations in Atlas

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  • Access Data Explorer
  • Data Explorer Read Behavior
  • Disable Data Explorer

The Data Explorer is Atlas' built-in tool to view and interact with your data. You can use the Data Explorer to:


Atlas supports all Data Explorer features for serverless instances except the Search tab.

To learn more, see Serverless Instance Limitations.


To access the Data Explorer:

  1. Click Databases in the top-left corner of Atlas.
  2. Click Browse Collections for your desired database deployment.

Or, if you are already viewing a specific database deployment, select the Collections tab.

Data Explorer reads from the primary unless the primary is unavailable. If the primary is unavailable, Data Explorer reads from a non-hidden, non-delayed secondary member.

Required Privileges

To enable or disable Data Explorer for a project, you must have the Project Owner role for the project or the Organization Owner role on its parent organization.

Data Explorer is enabled by default. To disable Data Explorer:


When Data Explorer is disabled, you cannot:

To enable Data Explorer, set the toggle to On.

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