count() method

count() method is used to get the number of documents in the collection.

Syntax:-

db.collectionName.find().count();

Consider, you have employees collection and which has 5 documents

[
	{
		"_id" : ObjectId("5f26e736deec6e20ea057831"),
		"name" : "John",
		"age" : 35,
		"department" : "department A",
		"salary" : 200000
	},
	{
		"_id" : ObjectId("5f26e7c0deec6e20ea057832"),
		"name" : "Rom",
		"age" : 30,
		"department" : "department A",
		"salary" : 70000
	},
	{
		"_id" : ObjectId("5f26e9dedeec6e20ea057833"),
		"name" : "Tony",
		"age" : 31,
		"department" : "department B",
		"salary" : 40000
	},
	{
		"_id" : ObjectId("5f26e9dedeec6e20ea057834"),
		"name" : "Peter",
		"age" : 32,
		"department" : "department B",
		"salary" : 30000
	},
	{
		"_id" : ObjectId("5f26e9dedeec6e20ea057835"),
		"name" : "Andrew",
		"age" : 33,
		"department" : "department C",
		"salary" : 20000
	}
]

Now get the number of documents in the employee’s collection.

db.employees.find().count();

Output:- 5