As a fully managed database service, MongoDB Atlas makes life simpler for anyone interacting with MongoDB, whether you’re deploying a cluster on demand, restoring a snapshot, evaluating real-time performance metrics, or inspecting data.
Today, we’re taking it one step further by allowing developers to manipulate their data right from within the Atlas UI. The embedded Data Explorer, which has historically allowed you to run queries, view metadata regarding your deployments, and retrieve information such as index usage statistics, now supports full CRUD functionality.
To support these capabilities, new Project-level roles with different permission levels have been added.
You can assign users these new roles in the Users and Teams settings.
In addition, all Data Explorer operations are tracked and presented in the Atlas Activity Feed (found in the Alerts menu for each Project), allowing you to see who did what, and when.
When you click into the Data Explorer in Atlas, you should see new controls for interacting with your documents, collections, databases, and indexes. For example, modify existing documents using the intuitive visual editor, or insert new documents and clone or delete existing ones in just a few clicks. A comprehensive list of available Data Explorer operations can be found in the Atlas documentation.
The Data Explorer is currently available for M10 Atlas clusters and higher.
Update: Since this article was published, we have made the Data Explorer available to all MongoDB Atlas tiers, including the free M0 tier, so it's a great time to deploy a free database cluster in minutes and start your journey with the Data Explorer.