Node.js Mongoose.js string to ObjectId function


Question

Is there a function to turn a string into an objectId in node using mongoose? The schema specifies that something is an ObjectId, but when it is saved from a string, mongo tells me it is still just a string. The _id of the object, for instance, is displayed as objectId("blah").

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7/5/2011 5:15:19 AM

Accepted Answer

You can do it like so:

var mongoose = require('mongoose');
var id = mongoose.Types.ObjectId('4edd40c86762e0fb12000003');
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12/5/2011 11:56:29 PM

You can do it like this:

var mongoose = require('mongoose');
var _id = mongoose.mongo.BSONPure.ObjectID.fromHexString("4eb6e7e7e9b7f4194e000001");

EDIT: New standard has fromHexString rather than fromString


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