How can I store or save data as a draft in MongoDB?

There is no such thing as a draft in Mongo. Some approaches could be :

  • Just save the whole document, display it to the user for review and update the fields where the user have made changes.
  • Keep the data on client-side only for the review process and send the final document all at once to Mongo.
  • Define a state in your document showing if the data has been reviewed by the user or not, and keep a ref of the document containing a previous version.

There may be other ways to do it. You could also use a combination of those.

This text was originally published in quora.

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