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Mongodb php get id of new document?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


Creating a document:

// $newDocID = ???

I’m trying to get the new document’s id. How? Thanks.

How to&Answers:

According to the docs the array you pass to insert will be amended with an _id field:

$newDocID = $content['_id'];


You can also get _id before insert. Just add _id field to document with new MongoId ie.

$content['_id'] = new MongoId();

Also there are nice benefits of this:

  1. You don’t need fsync flag like posted in comment by ZagNut in
    previous answer. So you don’t need to wait for reply from DB.
  2. You don’t need to actually insert anything to DB to get id. So you can
    prepare some related objects and then insert or not insert them –
    somewhat like transactions which mongo does not support (yet?).
  3. You actually can generate id in your application, not in db, So you can
    do whatever you want before or after insert.


This works for me:

$insertResult = $collection->insertOne($object);
$id = $insertResult->getInsertedId();


 $newDocument = $db->collection->findAndModify ( $row, $row, null, array('new'=>true,'upsert' => true));
 $strId = $newDocument['_id']->{'$id'};