In this post, we’ll show you three ways to view documents and collections in Studio 3T.
When you double-click on a connection in the Open Connections Tree, you’ll notice a drop-down menu in the top-right corner that shows your current view type.
Here, you can choose between:
1. Tree View (Hotkey: Ctrl+Alt+1 or ⌥⌘1)
Tree View lets you visualize hierarchies within your documents.
2. Table View (Hotkey: Ctrl+Alt+2 or ⌥⌘2)
Our most powerful view yet, Table View not only lets you view your data in rows and columns à la Excel, but also expand nested fields, hide columns, and step into cells and columns for better MongoDB data visualization.
It can also handle any document size, so no need to fret about performance.
3. JSON View (Hotkey: Ctrl+Alt+3 or ⌥⌘3)
If you want to view your MongoDB collections the old-school way, then the JSON view is for you.
Unlike Tree View and Table View, JSON view is read-only, but it comes with a built-in editor that lets you edit your document’s JSON code directly. While in JSON view, just right-click the document and choose “Document > Edit Document (JSON…)”.
You can find the other Table, Tree, and JSON View hotkeys here.
By default, Studio 3T loads the first 50 documents of a collection, but you can always configure this number as needed.