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Beginners' guide to using MongoDB 4.0.2 and the official C# driver

, 16 Sep 2018
Highlights the latest developments in both the Mongo open-source document database and the open-source official C# driver.
´╗┐namespace TestMongo
    using System;

    using MongoDB.Driver;
    using MongoDB.Driver.Builders;

    public partial class Program
        #region Methods

        private static void Main()
            // const string connectionString = "mongodb://";
            const string connectionString = "mongodb://localhost/?replicaSet=myReplSet&readPreference=primary";
           // const string connectionString = "mongodb://localhost";
            // Create a MongoClient object by using the connection string
            var client = new MongoClient(connectionString);

            //Use the MongoClient to access the server
            MongoServer server = client.GetServer();

            // Use the server to access the 'test' database
            MongoDatabase database = server.GetDatabase("test");
            //Builds new Collection if 'entities' is not found
            MongoCollection<ClubMember> collection = database.GetCollection<ClubMember>("entities");

            long count = collection.Count();

            var random = new Random();
            if (count == 0)
                Console.WriteLine("Collection is empty.");
                Console.WriteLine("Enter the number of people to add");

                string ans = Console.ReadLine();
                int counter;
                int.TryParse(ans, out counter);
                Console.WriteLine("Adding {0} new ClubMembers", counter);

                BuildClubMembers(collection, random, counter);
                Console.WriteLine("Number of ClubMembers in Collection {0}", count);

            //Build an index if it is not already built
            IndexKeysBuilder keys = IndexKeys.Ascending("Lastname", "Forename").Descending("Age");
            //Add an optional name- useful for admin
            IndexOptionsBuilder options = IndexOptions.SetName("myIndex");
            //This locks the database while the index is being built
            collection.EnsureIndex(keys, options);

            Console.WriteLine("List of ClubMembers in collection ...");
            MongoCursor<ClubMember> members = collection.FindAll();
            foreach (ClubMember clubMember in members)


            Console.WriteLine("Press return key to exit or");
            Console.WriteLine("enter 'yes' to empty the Database and exit");
            string emptyDb = Console.ReadLine();
            if (emptyDb == "yes")


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