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I just started experimenting with the mongodb module and its fields storage module on a clean drupal install and it all seems to work fine. But what I noticed is that the content of the 2 custom content types is stored in the same collections (fields_current.node and fields_revision.node).

Wouldn't it make sense to have a separate collection for each content type? As queries are often per content type, it should reduce the scope of your query? Is there a possibility to do that with the current version of the module, or am I just not getting it?

  • Certainly looks like that's the default, but it does seem strange. A single collection wouldn't scale as well as separate ones when you start adding a lot of types/fields. I'm sure they had a reason, would love to know what it is – Clive Aug 13 '13 at 14:32
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My question got answered on drupal.org:

Posted by marcingy on August 16, 2013 at 7:03pm:

This is mirroring how core storage works. fields_current.node contains the data for the current revision. There is a collection per entity type which is the smallest division in core in terms of storage.

I guess I will have to build in the flexibility myself :-)

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