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Create a Capped Collection

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  • Procedure
  • Restrictions and Limitations

Capped Collections are fixed-sized collections that support high-throughput operations that insert and retrieve documents based on insertion order.

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From the Collections screen, click the Create Collection button.

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Check the Capped Collection option.

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Enter the maximum number of bytes that the collection can hold.

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The following restrictions and limitations apply when creating a capped collection:

  • Custom collation is the only Advanced Collection Option that can be used alongside your capped collection.

  • If you import a data set larger than the maximum size of the capped collection, Compass only loads the last documents of the data set and drops the oldest documents.

  • Once the collection is created, you cannot adjust the maximum number of bytes.

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