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)

First way to view MongoDB data in Studio 3T: Tree View

Tree View lets you visualize hierarchies within your documents.

In this view, you can easily edit fields just by double-clicking, or build MongoDB queries via drag-and-drop.

2. Table View (Hotkey: Ctrl+Alt+2 or ⌥⌘2)

Second way to view MongoDB data in Studio 3T: Table View

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.

Just like Tree View, you can edit in-place and jump into using the Visual Query Builder in one-click.

3. JSON View (Hotkey: Ctrl+Alt+3 or ⌥⌘3)

Third way to view MongoDB data in Studio 3T: JSON View

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.

The little things in Studio 3T add up to save you time and get more done. As a next step, why not read about how easy it is to copy and paste documents or color-code your connections 🙂