• Quick Start

Quick Start

This guide will show you how to set up a simple application using Swift Package Manager and MongoDB. Its scope is only how to set up the driver and perform the simple CRUD operations. For more in-depth coverage, see the tutorials.

Create the package.swift file

First, create a directory where your application will live.

mkdir myproject
cd myproject

Enter the following command and answer the questions to create the initial structure for your new project:

swift package init --type executable

Next, install the driver dependency.

Add this to your Package.swift for the beta version

.Package(url: "https://github.com/OpenKitten/MongoKitten.git", majorVersion: Version(0,0,22))

Fetch the dependencies

swift package fetch

You should see SPM download a lot of files. Once it’s done you’ll find all the downloaded packages under the Packages directory.

To generate Xcode project

swift package generate-xcodeproj

And import MongoKitten in your project.

Start a MongoDB Server

For complete MongoDB installation instructions, see the manual.

  1. Download the right MongoDB version from MongoDB
  2. Create a database directory (in this case under /data).
  3. Install and start a mongod process.
mongod --dbpath=/data

You should see the mongod process start up and print some status information.

Connect to MongoDB

Add code to connect to the server and the database tutorial

let server = try Server("mongodb://localhost:27017")
let database = server["tutorial"]

if server.isConnected {
    print("Connected successfully to server")

Build your app from the command line with :

swift build

Run your app from the command line with :


The application should print Connected successfully to server