How to Delete Data by id into MongoDB in Node JS?




How to Delete Data by id into MongoDB in Node JS?

Hello Friends,

This example is focused on how to delete data By id from MongoDB database and node js. This article details that we can delete our data in the database using the id method. Here, some basic example is displayed to delete our data from the database.

This tutorial will create a HTML table using the bootstrap 4 libraries and display a list with the delete button. Then create a route and import in an app.js file to delete data from MongoDB mongoose in node js express app.

Step 1: Create Node Express js App

Execute the following command on the terminal to create the node js app:

mkdir my-app

cd my-app

npm init -y

Step 2: Install express flash ejs body-parser mongoose Modules

Execute the following command on the terminal to express flash ejs body-parser MySQL dependencies:

npm install -g express-generator

npx express --view=ejs

npm install

npm install express-flash --save

npm install express-session --save

npm install body-parser --save

npm install mongoose

npm install express-validator cors --save

body-parser – Node.js request body parsing middleware which parses the incoming request body before your handlers, and makes it available under req.body property. In other words, it simplifies incoming requests.

Express-Flash – Flash Messages for your Express Application. Flash is an extension of connect-flash with the ability to define a flash message and render it without redirecting the request.

Express-Session– Express-session – an HTTP server-side framework used to create and manage a session middleware.

Express-EJS– EJS is a simple templating language which is used to generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript. It also helps to embed JavaScript to HTML pages

Mongoose – Mongoose is a MongoDB object modeling tool designed to work in an asynchronous environment. Mongoose supports both promises and callbacks.

Step 3: Connect App to MongoDB

Create a database.js file in your app root directory and add the following code into it to connect your app to the MongoDB database:

var mongoose = require('mongoose');

mongoose.connect('mongodb://localhost:27017/users', {useNewUrlParser: true});

var conn = mongoose.connection;

conn.on('connected', function() {

console.log('database is connected successfully');



console.log('database is disconnected successfully');


conn.on('error', console.error.bind(console, 'connection error:'));

module.exports = conn;

Step 4: Create Model

Create Models directory and inside this directory create userModel.js file; Then add following code into it:

const mongoose = require("../database");

// create an schema

var userSchema = new mongoose.Schema({

name: String,



var userModel=mongoose.model('users',userSchema);

module.exports = mongoose.model("Users", userModel);

Step 5: Create List and Delete Routes

Create routes; so visit routes directory and open users.js route file; Then add the following routes into it:

var express = require('express');

var router = express.Router();

var mongoose = require('mongoose');

var userModel = require('../models/userModel');

/* GET home page. */

router.get('/', function(req, res, next) {

userModel.find((err, docs) => {

if (!err) {

res.render("users/list", {

data: docs


} else {

console.log('Failed to retrieve the Users List: ' + err);





router.get('/delete/(:id)', function(req, res, next) {

userModel.findByIdAndRemove(, (err, doc) => {

if (!err) {


} else {

console.log('Failed to Delete user Details: ' + err);




module.exports = router;

Step 6: Create Views

Create some views; so visit the views directory of your app and create a list.ejs into it.

Create List Page and Delete Button

Create HTML markup for display list from MongoDB database; visit the views directory and create a list.ejs file inside it. Then add the following code into it:

<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>How to Delete Data by id into MongoDB in Node JS? -</title>

<link rel='stylesheet' href='/stylesheets/style.css' />

<script src=""></script>

<script src="" integrity="sha384-ChfqqxuZUCnJSK3+MXmPNIyE6ZbWh2IMqE241rYiqJxyMiZ6OW/JmZQ5stwEULTy" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

<link href="" rel="stylesheet" integrity="sha384-MCw98/SFnGE8fJT3GXwEOngsV7Zt27NXFoaoApmYm81iuXoPkFOJwJ8ERdknLPMO" crossorigin="anonymous">



<div> <a href="/" class="btn btn-primary ml-3">Home</a> </div>

<!-- <% if (messages.error) { %>

<p style="color:red"><%- messages.error %></p>

<% } %> -->

<% if (messages.success) { %>

<p class="alert alert-success mt-4">

<%- messages.success %>


<% } %>


<table class="table">



<th scope="col">#</th>

<th scope="col">Name</th>

<th scope="col">Email</th>

<th width="200px">Action</th>




<% if(data.length){

for(var i = 0; i< data.length; i++) {%>


<th scope="row">

<%= (i+1) %>



<%= data[i].name%>



<%= data[i].email%>



<a class="btn btn-success delete" href="../users/delete/<%= data[i]._id%>">Delete</a>



<% }

}else{ %>


<td colspan="3">No user</td>


<% } %>





Step 5: Import Modules in App.js

Import express flash session body-parser mongoose dependencies in app.js; as shown below:

var createError = require('http-errors');

var express = require('express');

var path = require('path');

var cookieParser = require('cookie-parser');

var logger = require('morgan');

var bodyParser = require('body-parser');

var flash = require('express-flash');

var session = require('express-session');

var usersRouter = require('./routes/users');

var app = express();

// view engine setup

app.set('views', path.join(__dirname, 'views'));

app.set('view engine', 'ejs');



app.use(express.urlencoded({ extended: false }));


app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'public')));


secret: '123456catr',

resave: false,

saveUninitialized: true,

cookie: { maxAge: 60000 }



app.use('/list', usersRouter);

// catch 404 and forward to error handler

app.use(function(req, res, next) {



// error handler

app.use(function(err, req, res, next) {

// set locals, only providing error in development

res.locals.message = err.message;

res.locals.error ='env') === 'development' ? err : {};

// render the error page

res.status(err.status || 500);



module.exports = app;

Step 7: Start App Server

You can use the following command to start the node js app server:

//run the below command

npm start

after run this command open your browser and hit

I hope it can help you...

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