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Persistent embedded document-oriented NoSQL database for Dart and Flutter. 100% Dart.

CAUTION This plugin is still in development. Use at your own risk. If you notice any bugs you can create an issue on GitHub. You're also welcome to contribute using pull requests. Please open an issue before spending time on any pull request.

NB The project was originally created by netz-chat on

How to use

final path = Directory.current.path + '/my.db';

// create database instance and open
final db = DocumentsDB(path);;

// insert document into database
db.insert({'name': {'first': 'Some', 'last': 'Body'}, 'age': 18, 'active': true);
db.insert({'name': {'first': 'Someone', 'last': 'Else'}, 'age': 25, 'active': false);

// update documents
db.update({Op.gte: {'age': 80}}, {'active': false});

// remove documents
db.remove({'active': false});

// search documents in database
var result = await db.find({'active': true, 'name.first': 'Some'});

// 'tidy up' the db file

// close db
await db.close();


  • Future<DocumentsDB>[bool tidy = true]) opens database
  • Future<void> db.tidy() 'tidy up' the .db file
  • Future<void> db.close() closes database (should be awaited to ensure all queries have been executed)


  • Future<List<Map>> db.find(Map query) List with all matched documents
  • Future<Map> db.first(Map query) first matched document
  • Future<Map> db.last(Map query) last matched document


  • Future<ObjectId> db.insert(Map document) insert single document
  • Future<List<ObjectId>> db.insertMany(List<Map> documents) insert many documents


  • Future<int> db.update(Map query, Map changes, [bool replace = false]) update documents that mach query with changes (optionally replace whole document)


  • Future<int> db.remove(Map query) remove documents that match query


// Match fields in subdocuments
{Op.gte: {
    'birthday.year': 18

// or-operator
    'active': true,
    Op.inArray: {'group': ['admin', 'moderator']}

// not equal to
{Op.not: {'active': false}}

NOTE Querying arrays is not supportet yet.



  • and (default operator on first level)
  • or
  • not


  • lt, lte: less than, less than or equal
  • gt, gte: greater than, greater than or equal
  • inList, notInList: value in list, value not in list


  • set: set value
  • max, min: set max or min int value
  • increment, multiply: increment/multiply by
  • unset: unset key/value
  • rename: rename key
  • currentDate, set current timestamp
  • add: push value
  • addAll: push many value
  • addToSet: push value if not exists
  • insert: insert value at any position in List
  • insertAll: insert many value at any position in List
  • pop, remove last value in List
  • remove, remove value
  • removeAt, remove value at any position
  • removeWhere, remove value where callback return true
  • clear: clear list/Map
  • slice: sublist List
  • sort : sort List
{Op.set: {'': 'value'}} // set entry['path']['to']['key'] = 'value' (path will be created if not exists)
{Op.max: {'': 200}} // set value 200 if value is greater than 200
{Op.min: {'': 200}} // set value 200 if value is smaller than 200
{Op.increment: {'': -5}} // increment value by negative 5
{Op.multiply: {'': 2}} // multiply value by 2
{Op.unset: {'': true}} // unset key/value at entry['path']['to']['key'] if exists
{Op.rename: {'': 'new_key'}} // new value will be at entry['path']['to']['new_key']

  'age': RegExp('[18-20]'), {'duration': 500},
}, {
  Op.max: {'stats.score': 100},
  Op.increment: {'stats.level': -5},


// query
var result = db.find({
    'active': true,
    Op.or: {
        Op.inList: {'state': ['Florida', 'Virginia', 'New Jersey']},
        Op.gte: {'age': 30},

// same as
var match = (result['active'] == true && (['Florida', 'Virginia', 'New Jersey'].contains(result['state']) || result['age'] >= 30));


  • x regex match
  • encryption
  • querying arrays
  • benchmarks
  • indexing


See License