Studio 3T bundles mongo tools by default, but we’ve made it possible to point IntelliShell, mongodump, and mongorestore to use your preferred version of those tools.
If you wish to use a particular version of MongoDB tools, you will need to download the relevant executable files for that MongoDB version. You can find the archived downloads of MongoDB Community Server here, and MongoDB Enterprise Server here. MongoDB tools may also be available from your Linux distribution’s software installer, via Homebrew on macOS, or through a Windows package manager such as Chocolatey.
There are two options when configuring your selected tools in Studio 3T. You can set the system’s PATH environment variable to include a directory where you have installed the tools, or you can directly point at the executable files. These two options are covered below. The same options also exist for per-connection tool settings.
1. Open the command prompt or terminal.
2. Add the executable file paths to the
$PATH variable. These files are usually in the
bin directory where the distribution was unpacked.
bin/mongofor mongo shell/IntelliShell
3. Open Studio 3T and go to Studio 3T > Preferences.
4. Click on the IntelliShell or the MongoDB Tools tabs.
5. Turn on the Path option:
- On the IntelliShell tab select Use the ‘mongo’ or ‘mongosh’ executable found on the ‘PATH’ environment variable.
- On the MongoDB Tools tab select the mongorestore or mongodump tab and then the Use the ‘…’ executable found on the ‘PATH’ environment variable.
PATH variable is correctly configured, Studio 3T will pick up and use the relevant executable file.
1. Open Studio 3T and go to Studio 3T > Preferences.
2. Click on the IntelliShell or the MongoDB Tools tabs.
3. On the IntelliShell tab, choose the Use the following ‘mongo’ or ‘mongosh’ (starting from 1.1.1) executable option. Then set the path in the field below to the path to the executable. The executable should be
mongo (Linux/macOS) or
- Click OK.
3. On the MongoDB Tools tab, select either the mongorestore, or mongodump tab and choose Use the following ‘…’ executable. Then set the field below to the path to the executable. The executables should be
mongodump (Linux/macOS) or
mongodump.exe (Windows). These files are typically found in the directory where you unpacked a MongoDB distribution.
- Click OK.
1. Open the Connection Manager by clicking on the Connect button from the global toolbar, or Open Connection Manager on the Quickstart tab.
2. Choose a connection, then click on Edit in the toolbar.
3. Click on the IntelliShell or MongoDB Tools tabs.
4. On the IntelliShell tab, uncheck the Use global settings box.
5. Select your preferred configuration for this connection and click Save.
- On the MongoDB Tools tab, uncheck the Use global settings box.
- Select the mongorestore or mongodump tab.
- Select your preferred configuration for this connection and click Save.
1. Connect to a database and open IntelliShell.
- Button – Click on the IntelliShell button in the global toolbar
- Right-click – Right-click on a target collection and choose Open IntelliShell
- Shortcut – Press Ctrl + L (⌘+ L)
2. You should see a mongosh or mongo shell version number in the Raw Shell Output tab.