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1 First, [[set up a virtualenv>>doc:Main.How to Create a VirtualEnv.WebHome]].
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3 Make sure that your [[mongo server is running>>doc:Main.How to connect to mongo server.WebHome]].
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5 [[In the virtualenv, install pymongo>>doc:Main.How to add libraries to a virtualenv.WebHome]], then try out this .py file [[in the virtualenv>>doc:Main.How to Run a Python Script in a VirtualEnv.WebHome]].
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7 {{code language="python"}}
8 from pymongo import MongoClient
9 client = MongoClient()
10 db = client['test-database']
11 collection = db['test-collection']
12 print(collection.insert_one({'my_key': 'some value'}))
13 {{/code}}
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15 The printout shows the ID assigned by mongodb to the data you stored. You can now try to [[look it up>>doc:Main.How to Use Pymongo and Search for Data.WebHome]].
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17 You can also follow [[tutorial>>url:https://api.mongodb.com/python/current/tutorial.html%7Cthis]].

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