Version control for documents

Is there a way to version control documents like git? I want to be able to let users update a document, while allowing them to use previous versions if needed.

Hi Alexander_Lau,

Daniel Coupal, one of our curriculum engineers, created a blog post that discusses this very problem. Please see: Building with Patterns: The Document Versioning Pattern | MongoDB Blog

The Document Versioning Pattern is just one option among many. A free MongoDB University course is available that dives much more into all the patterns if you’re interested:



Is there any implementation of this in C#?

Document versioning in MongoDB can be implemented in multiple ways, each with its pros and cons. Here are a few options:

  1. Embed version in the Document: Store a version field in each document and increment it with each update.
  2. Store each version as a separate document: Store each version of the document as a separate document in the collection, with a unique version identifier.
  3. Use MongoDB’s built-in change streams: MongoDB 4.0 and later support change streams, which can be used to track changes to a collection in real-time.
  4. Use a separate collection for version history: Store the version history of a document in a separate collection, which can be linked to the original document using a reference.

Whichever method you choose, make sure to test it thoroughly and to consider the trade-off between the complexity of the solution and the requirements for versioning in your use case.

For document versioning for Mongo db with Java , is there any collection or feature similar to ‘historical Collection’ module which is available for Python like historical-collection · PyPI ?