Beanie uses Motor as an async database engine.
To initialize previously created documents, you should provide a Motor database instance
and a list of your document models to the
init_beanie(...) function, as it is shown in the example:
from beanie import init_beanie, Document from motor.motor_asyncio import AsyncIOMotorClient class Sample(Document): name: str async def init(): # Create Motor client client = AsyncIOMotorClient( "mongodb://user:pass@host:27017" ) # Initialize beanie with the Sample document class and a database await init_beanie(database=client.db_name, document_models=[Sample])
This creates the collection (if necessary) and sets up any indexes that are defined.
init_beanie supports not only a list of classes as the document_models argument,
but also strings with dot-separated paths:
await init_beanie( database=client.db_name, document_models=[ "app.models.DemoDocument", ], )
init_beanie supports the parameter named
allow_index_dropping that will drop indexes from your collections.
allow_index_dropping is by default set to
False. If you set this to
ensure that you are not managing your indexes in another manner.
If you are, these will be deleted when setting