Latest 0.0.2
License Apache License, Version 2.0
Platforms ios 11.2, tvos 9.1, osx 10.10, requires ARC
Authors ,

The official MongoDB driver for Swift.



The latest documentation is available here.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Think you’ve found a bug? Want to see a new feature in mongo-swift-driver? Please open a case in our issue management tool, JIRA:

  1. Create an account and login:
  2. Navigate to the SWIFT project:
  3. Click Create Issue – Please provide as much information as possible about the issue and how to reproduce it.

Bug reports in JIRA for all driver projects (i.e. NODE, PYTHON, CSHARP, JAVA) and the
Core Server (i.e. SERVER) project are public.


FIRST: Install the MongoDB C Driver

Because the driver wraps the MongoDB C driver, using it requires having the C driver’s two components, libbson and libmongoc, installed on your system.

On a Mac, you can install both components at once using Homebrew:
brew install mongo-c-driver

Or on Linux, use apt-get to install each:

sudo apt-get install libbson-dev
sudo apt-get install libmongoc-dev

Next, see instructions for installation with either Swift Package Manager or CocoaPods in the following sections.

NEXT: Install the Driver Using Swift Package Manager

Please make sure you have followed the instructions in the previous section on installing the MongoDB C Driver before proceeding.

The Swift Package Manager is integrated with the Swift build system in Swift 3.0+. See the documentation for more information.

Add MongoSwift to your dependencies in Package.swift:

// swift-tools-version:4.0
import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    name: "MyPackage",
    dependencies: [
        .package(url: "", .branch("master")),
    targets: [
            name: "MyPackage",
            dependencies: ["MongoSwift"])

Then run swift build to download, compile, and link all your dependencies.

OR: Install the Driver Using CocoaPods

Please make sure you have followed the instructions in the previous section on installing the MongoDB C Driver before proceeding.

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C. You can install it by running gem install cocoapods. See the CocoaPods documentation for more information.

If you don’t already have a Podfile for your project, run pod init in the main directory to automatically create one with smart defaults. Add MongoSwift as follows:

platform :ios, '11.0'

target 'MyApp' do
    pod 'MongoSwift', '~> 0'

Finally, run pod install to install your project’s dependencies.


From the command line

Simply run make.

In Xcode

We do not provide or maintain an already-generated .xcodeproj in our repository. Instead, you must generate it locally.

To generate the .xcodeproj file:

  1. Install the Ruby gem xcodeproj with gem install xcodeproj (you may need to sudo)
  2. Run make project
  3. You’re ready to go! Open MongoSwift.xcodeproj and build and test as normal.

Why is this necessary? The project requires a customized "copy resources" build phase to include various test .json files. By default, this phase is not included when you run swift package generate-xcodeproj. So make project first generates the project, and then uses xcodeproj to manually add the files to the appropriate targets (see add_json_files.rb).

Running Tests

NOTE: ClientTests, CollectionTests, CommandMonitoringTests, CrudTests, and DatabaseTests all require a mongod instance to be running on the default host/port, localhost:27017. The remainder of the tests are for the BSON library, and should succeed regardless of whether a mongod is running.

Additionally, please note that each benchmark test runs for a minimum of 1 minute and therefore the entire benchmark suite will take around 20-30 minutes to complete.

You can run tests from Xcode as usual. If you prefer to test from the command line, keep reading.

From the command line

Tests can be run from the command line with make test. By default, this will run all the tests excluding the benchmarks.

To only run particular tests, use the FILTER argument, which is passed as the filter argument to swift test. This will run test cases with names matching a regular expression, formatted as follows: <test-target>.<test-case> or <test-target>.<test-case>/<test>.

For example, make test FILTER=ClientTests will run MongoSwiftTests.ClientTests/*. Or, make test FILTER=testInsertOne will only run MongoSwiftTests.CollectionTests/testInsertOne.

To run all of the benchmarks, use make benchmark (equivalent to FILTER=MongoSwiftBenchmarks). To run a particular benchmark, use the FILTER argument to specify the name. To have the benchmark results all printed out at the end, run with make benchmark | python Tests/MongoSwiftBenchmarks/

Example Usage

Connect to MongoDB and Create a Collection

import MongoSwift

let client = try MongoClient(connectionString: "mongodb://localhost:27017")
let db = try client.db("myDB")
let collection = try db.createCollection("myCollection")

Note: we have included the client connectionString for clarity, but if connecting to the default "mongodb://localhost:27017"it may be omitted: let client = try MongoClient().

Create and Insert a Document

let doc: Document = ["_id": 100, "a": 1, "b": 2, "c": 3]
let result = try collection.insertOne(doc)
print(result?.insertedId ?? "") // prints `100`

Find Documents

let query: Document = ["a": 1]
let documents = try collection.find(query)
for d in documents {

Work With and Modify Documents

var doc: Document = ["a": 1, "b": 2, "c": 3]

print(doc) // prints `{"a" : 1, "b" : 2, "c" : 3}`
print(doc["a"] ?? "") // prints `1`

// Set a new value
doc["d"] = 4
print(doc) // prints `{"a" : 1, "b" : 2, "c" : 3, "d" : 4}`

Latest podspec

    "name": "MongoSwift",
    "version": "0.0.2",
    "summary": "The Swift driver for MongoDB",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "Apache License, Version 2.0",
    "authors": {
        "Matt Broadstone": "[email protected]",
        "Kaitlin Mahar": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "v0.0.2"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "11.2",
        "tvos": "9.1",
        "osx": "10.10"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "Sources/MongoSwift/**/*.swift",
    "preserve_paths": [
    "prepare_command": "[[ -d Sources/libbson ]] || git clone --depth 1 Sources/libbsonn[[ -d Sources/libmongoc ]] || git clone --depth 1 Sources/libmongoc",
    "pod_target_xcconfig": {
        "SWIFT_INCLUDE_PATHS": ""$(PODS_TARGET_SRCROOT)/Sources/libbson" "$(PODS_TARGET_SRCROOT)/Sources/libmongoc" "/usr/local/Cellar/mongo-c-driver/1.9.4/include/libmongoc-1.0" "/usr/local/Cellar/mongo-c-driver/1.9.4/include/libbson-1.0"",
        "LIBRARY_SEARCH_PATHS": ""/usr/local/Cellar/mongo-c-driver/1.9.4/lib""
    "user_target_xcconfig": {
        "LIBRARY_SEARCH_PATHS": ""/usr/local/Cellar/mongo-c-driver/1.9.4/lib""

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