Deep into Obtaining Time Information from MongoDB’s ObjectId


MongoDB defaults to using the _id field as the primary key, with the type ObjectId. There are certain rules for generating ObjectId, and you can see this article for more details – ObjectId in MongoDB. If you forget to write the creation time when you write to the database, don’t worry, you can restore the time by the value of the _id field. Look at the following mongodb script script:

  var _str = item._id.toString().substr(10, 8);
  var _date = new Date(Number(parseInt(_str, 16).toString() + '000'));
  item.createTime = _date;;

ForEach can traverse each piece of data in the collection and then modify it one by one. Item. _id. toString () treats the entire ObjectId (“…”) as a string, and then takes eight characters from the tenth character to get the timestamp (without milliseconds) when the data is created. After that, the number of millisecond digits “000” is added, and then the time object is constructed by Date () method and assigned to the createTime attribute.

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