Programming language: Go
License: Apache License 2.0
Latest version: v0.8.1

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Qmgo is a Go driver for MongoDB . It is based on MongoDB official driver, but easier to use like mgo (such as the chain call).

  • Qmgo allows users to use the new features of MongoDB in a more elegant way.

  • Qmgo is the first choice for migrating from mgo to the new MongoDB driver with minimal code changes.


-Go 1.10 and above.

-MongoDB 2.6 and above.


  • CRUD to documents, with all official supported options
  • Sort、limit、count、select、distinct
  • Transactions
  • Hooks
  • Automatically default and custom fields
  • Predefine operator keys
  • Aggregate、indexes operation、cursor
  • Validation tags
  • Plugin


  • Use go mod to automatically install dependencies by import github.com/qiniu/qmgo


  • Use go get github.com/qiniu/qmgo


  • Start

    import and create a new connection

    import (
    ctx := context.Background()
    client, err := qmgo.NewClient(ctx, &qmgo.Config{Uri: "mongodb://localhost:27017"})
    db := client.Database("class")
    coll := db.Collection("user")

    If your connection points to a fixed database and collection, recommend using the following way to initialize the connection. All operations can be based on cli:

    cli, err := qmgo.Open(ctx, &qmgo.Config{Uri: "mongodb://localhost:27017", Database: "class", Coll: "user"})

    The following examples will be based on cli, if you use the first way for initialization, replace cli with clientdb or coll

    Make sure to defer a call to Disconnect after instantiating your client:

    defer func() {
    if err = cli.Close(ctx); err != nil {
  • Create index

    Before doing the operation, we first initialize some data:

    type UserInfo struct {
        Name   string `bson:"name"`
        Age    uint16 `bson:"age"`
        Weight uint32 `bson:"weight"`
    var userInfo = UserInfo{
        Name: "xm",
        Age: 7,
        Weight: 40,

    Create index

    cli.CreateOneIndex(context.Background(), options.IndexModel{Key: []string{"name"}})
    cli.CreateIndexes(context.Background(), []options.IndexModel{{Key: []string{"id2", "id3"}}})
  • Insert a document

    // insert one document
    result, err := cli.InsertOne(ctx, userInfo)
  • Find a document

    // find one document
      one := UserInfo{}
      err = cli.Find(ctx, bson.M{"name": userInfo.Name}).One(&one)
  • Delete documents

    err = cli.Remove(ctx, bson.M{"age": 7})
  • Insert multiple data

    // multiple insert
    var userInfos = []UserInfo{
        UserInfo{Name: "a1", Age: 6, Weight: 20},
        UserInfo{Name: "b2", Age: 6, Weight: 25},
        UserInfo{Name: "c3", Age: 6, Weight: 30},
        UserInfo{Name: "d4", Age: 6, Weight: 35},
        UserInfo{Name: "a1", Age: 7, Weight: 40},
        UserInfo{Name: "a1", Age: 8, Weight: 45},
    result, err = cli.Collection.InsertMany(ctx, userInfos)
  • Search all, sort and limit

    // find all, sort and limit
    batch := []UserInfo{}
    cli.Find(ctx, bson.M{"age": 6}).Sort("weight").Limit(7).All(&batch)
  • Count

    count, err := cli.Find(ctx, bson.M{"age": 6}).Count()
  • Update

    // UpdateOne one
    err := cli.UpdateOne(ctx, bson.M{"name": "d4"}, bson.M{"$set": bson.M{"age": 7}})
    // UpdateAll
    result, err := cli.UpdateAll(ctx, bson.M{"age": 6}, bson.M{"$set": bson.M{"age": 10}})
  • Select

    err := cli.Find(ctx, bson.M{"age": 10}).Select(bson.M{"age": 1}).One(&one)
  • Aggregate

    matchStage := bson.D{{"$match", []bson.E{{"weight", bson.D{{"$gt", 30}}}}}}
    groupStage := bson.D{{"$group", bson.D{{"_id", "$name"}, {"total", bson.D{{"$sum", "$age"}}}}}}
    var showsWithInfo []bson.M
    err = cli.Aggregate(context.Background(), Pipeline{matchStage, groupStage}).All(&showsWithInfo)
  • Support All mongoDB Options when create connection

    poolMonitor := &event.PoolMonitor{
        Event: func(evt *event.PoolEvent) {
            switch evt.Type {
            case event.GetSucceeded:
            case event.ConnectionReturned:
    opt := options.Client().SetPoolMonitor(poolMonitor)  // more options use the chain options.
    cli, err := Open(ctx, &Config{Uri: URI, Database: DATABASE, Coll: COLL}, opt) 
  • Transactions

    The super simple and powerful transaction, with features like timeoutretry:

    callback := func(sessCtx context.Context) (interface{}, error) {
        // Important: make sure the sessCtx used in every operation in the whole transaction
        if _, err := cli.InsertOne(sessCtx, bson.D{{"abc", int32(1)}}); err != nil {
            return nil, err
        if _, err := cli.InsertOne(sessCtx, bson.D{{"xyz", int32(999)}}); err != nil {
            return nil, err
        return nil, nil
    result, err = cli.DoTransaction(ctx, callback)

    More about transaction

  • Predefine operator keys

    // aggregate
    matchStage := bson.D{{operator.Match, []bson.E{{"weight", bson.D{{operator.Gt, 30}}}}}}
    groupStage := bson.D{{operator.Group, bson.D{{"_id", "$name"}, {"total", bson.D{{operator.Sum, "$age"}}}}}}
    var showsWithInfo []bson.M
    err = cli.Aggregate(context.Background(), Pipeline{matchStage, groupStage}).All(&showsWithInfo)
  • Hooks

    Qmgo flexible hooks:

    type User struct {
        Name         string    `bson:"name"`
        Age          int       `bson:"age"`
    func (u *User) BeforeInsert(ctx context.Context) error {
        fmt.Println("before insert called")
        return nil
    func (u *User) AfterInsert(ctx context.Context) error {
        fmt.Println("after insert called")
        return nil
    u := &User{Name: "Alice", Age: 7}
    _, err := cli.InsertOne(context.Background(), u)

    More about hooks

  • Automatically fields

    Qmgo support two ways to make specific fields automatically update in specific API

    • Default fields

    Inject field.DefaultField in document struct, Qmgo will update createAtupdateAt and _id in update and insert operation.

    type User struct {
      field.DefaultField `bson:",inline"`
      Name string `bson:"name"`
      Age  int    `bson:"age"`
    u := &User{Name: "Lucas", Age: 7}
    _, err := cli.InsertOne(context.Background(), u)
    // Fields with tag createAt、updateAt and _id will be generated automatically 
    • Custom fields

    Define the custom fields, Qmgo will update them in update and insert operation.

    type User struct {
        Name string `bson:"name"`
        Age  int    `bson:"age"`
        MyId         string    `bson:"myId"`
        CreateTimeAt time.Time `bson:"createTimeAt"`
        UpdateTimeAt int64     `bson:"updateTimeAt"`
    // Define the custom fields
    func (u *User) CustomFields() field.CustomFieldsBuilder {
        return field.NewCustom().SetCreateAt("CreateTimeAt").SetUpdateAt("UpdateTimeAt").SetId("MyId")
    u := &User{Name: "Lucas", Age: 7}
    _, err := cli.InsertOne(context.Background(), u)
    // CreateTimeAt、UpdateTimeAt and MyId will be generated automatically 
    // suppose Id and ui is ready
    err = cli.ReplaceOne(context.Background(), bson.M{"_id": Id}, &ui)
    // UpdateTimeAt will update

    Check examples here

    More about automatically fields

  • Validation tags

    Qmgo Validation tags is Based on go-playground/validator.

    So Qmgo support all validations on structs in go-playground/validator, such as:

    type User struct {
        FirstName string            `bson:"fname"`
        LastName  string            `bson:"lname"`
        Age       uint8             `bson:"age" validate:"gte=0,lte=130" `    // Age must in [0,130]
        Email     string            `bson:"e-mail" validate:"required,email"` //  Email can't be empty string, and must has email format
        CreateAt  time.Time         `bson:"createAt" validate:"lte"`          // CreateAt must lte than current time
        Relations map[string]string `bson:"relations" validate:"max=2"`       // Relations can't has more than 2 elements

    Qmgo tags only supported in following API: InsertOne、InsertyMany、Upsert、UpsertId、ReplaceOne

  • Plugin

    • Implement following method:
    func Do(ctx context.Context, doc interface{}, opType operator.OpType, opts ...interface{}) error{
      // do anything
    • Call Register() in package middleware, register the method Do

    Qmgo will call Do before and after the [operation](operator/operate_type.go)



    The hookautomatically fields and validation tags in Qmgo run on plugin.

Qmgo vs go.mongodb.org/mongo-driver

Below we give an example of multi-file search、sort and limit to illustrate the similarities between qmgo and mgo and the improvement compare to go.mongodb.org/mongo-driver. How do we do ingo.mongodb.org/mongo-driver:

// go.mongodb.org/mongo-driver
// find all, sort and limit
findOptions := options.Find()
findOptions.SetLimit(7) // set limit
var sorts D
sorts = append(sorts, E{Key: "weight", Value: 1})
findOptions.SetSort(sorts) // set sort

batch := []UserInfo{}
cur, err := coll.Find(ctx, bson.M{"age": 6}, findOptions)
cur.All(ctx, &batch)

How do we do in Qmgo and mgo:

// qmgo
// find all, sort and limit
batch := []UserInfo{}
cli.Find(ctx, bson.M{"age": 6}).Sort("weight").Limit(7).All(&batch)

// mgo
// find all, sort and limit
coll.Find(bson.M{"age": 6}).Sort("weight").Limit(7).All(&batch)

Qmgo vs mgo

Differences between qmgo and mgo


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