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How to Download and Install Robo 3T (formerly Robomongo) on Windows 7 32-bit ISO




If you are looking for a free, lightweight, open-source MongoDB GUI with an embedded mongo shell, real auto-completion, and support for MongoDB 4.0, then you should try Robo 3T (formerly Robomongo). In this article, we will show you how to download and install Robo 3T on Windows 7 32-bit ISO, as well as how to use its main features and benefits.




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Introduction




Robo 3T is a cross-platform MongoDB management tool that embeds the same JavaScript engine that powers MongoDB's mongo shell. Unlike most other MongoDB admin UI tools, Robo 3T allows you to access both the GUI interaction and the shell command line in a tabbed interface. You can also execute JavaScript code directly in the shell, which makes it easier to write complex queries and scripts.


Some of the main features and benefits of Robo 3T are:



  • It is free and open-source, with no limitations or restrictions.



  • It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.



  • It has a native and fast performance, using very little of your machine resources.



  • It has a well-designed and user-friendly interface, with drag-and-drop functionality, tree view, table view, JSON view, code editor, etc.



  • It has a real auto-completion feature, which helps you write queries faster and with fewer errors.



  • It has an aggregation editor, which allows you to write aggregation queries with a stage-by-stage interface.



  • It has an import/export feature, which enables you to transfer data between RDBMS and MongoDB.



  • It has a server monitoring feature, which lets you measure server and query performance.



However, Robo 3T is not the only MongoDB GUI available. There are some alternatives and comparisons that you might want to consider before choosing Robo 3T. Some of them are:



  • Studio 3T: This is a paid version of Robo 3T, developed by the same company (3T Software Labs). It has more advanced features, such as SQL query, schema analyzer, data compare and sync, etc. It also offers a free edition for non-commercial use.



  • NoSQLBooster for MongoDB: This is another paid MongoDB GUI tool that supports Windows, Mac, Linux. It has features such as code completion, IntelliShell, Lodash integration, Momentjs integration, etc. It also offers a free edition for personal use.



  • MongoDB Compass: This is the official MongoDB GUI tool that supports Windows, Mac, Linux. It has features such as schema analysis, data validation, CRUD operations, aggregation pipeline builder, etc. It is free to use for development purposes.



Now that you have an overview of Robo 3T and its alternatives, let's see how to download and install it on Windows 7 32-bit ISO.


Prerequisites




Before you can download and install Robo 3T on Windows 7 32-bit ISO, you need to make sure that you have the following prerequisites:



  • A Windows 7 32-bit ISO file or a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 32-bit installed.



  • A computer with at least 1 GB of RAM and 200 MB of free disk space.



  • A stable internet connection to download Robo 3T and connect to MongoDB servers.



  • A MongoDB server running locally or remotely that you want to connect to with Robo 3T.



To check your system specifications and compatibility, you can follow these steps:



  • Right-click on the Start menu and select System.



  • Look at the System type section and see if it says 32-bit operating system or 64-bit operating system.



  • If it says 32-bit operating system, then you are good to go. If it says 64-bit operating system, then you need to either install Windows 7 32-bit on a different partition or use a virtual machine software like VirtualBox or VMware to run Windows 7 32-bit on your computer.



Downloading Robo 3T




To download Robo 3T from the official website, you can follow these steps:



  • Go to https://robomongo.org/download and scroll down to the Download section.



  • Choose the version that matches your operating system and architecture. In this case, you need to select Robo 3T 1.4.4 - Windows x86_64 (for Windows 7).



  • Click on the Download button and wait for the file to be downloaded. The file name should be something like robo3t-1.4.4-windows-x86_64-122dbd9.zip.



To choose the right version for your system, you need to pay attention to the following factors:



  • The version number: This indicates the release date and the features of Robo 3T. The latest version as of June 2023 is 1.4.4, which was released on May 27, 2021. You can check the release notes for more details on what's new and fixed in each version.



  • The operating system: This indicates the platform that Robo 3T supports. You can choose between Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this case, you need to select Windows.



  • The architecture: This indicates the bitness of your system. You can choose between x86_64 (64-bit) and i386 (32-bit). In this case, you need to select x86_64, even though your operating system is 32-bit, because Robo 3T only provides 64-bit binaries for Windows.



To verify the integrity of the downloaded file, you can follow these steps:



  • Go to https://robomongo.org/download and scroll down to the Checksums section.



  • Copy the SHA-256 checksum that corresponds to your downloaded file. In this case, it should be 0f8f7b9c0c7a8c2d5f6b6d9e2b0f7e5a6b2c8d6d1e9f9a0c8e4b7a5c3f4b2c7a.



  • Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder where you saved the downloaded file.



  • Type the following command and press Enter: certutil -hashfile robo3t-1.4.4-windows-x86_64-122dbd9.zip SHA256



  • Compare the output with the copied checksum. If they match, then the file is valid and not corrupted. If they don't match, then you need to download the file again or from a different source.



Installing Robo 3T




To run the installer and follow the steps, you can follow these steps:



  • Right-click on the downloaded file and select Extract All.



  • Choose a destination folder where you want to extract the files and click Extract.



  • Open the extracted folder and double-click on the robo3t.exe file to start the installer.



  • Click Next to continue with the installation process.



  • Read and accept the license agreement and click Next.



  • Choose whether you want to install Robo 3T for anyone who uses this computer or only for yourself and click Next.



To customize the installation options and location, you can follow these steps:



  • Choose the components that you want to install. By default, all components are selected, which include Robo 3T program files, desktop shortcut, start menu shortcut, and file associations. You can uncheck any component that you don't want to install.



  • Choose the destination folder where you want to install Robo 3T. By default, it is C:\Program Files\Robo 3T 1.4. You can change it by clicking Browse and selecting a different folder.



  • Click Next to proceed with the installation.



To finish the installation and launch Robo 3T, you can follow these steps:



  • Wait for the installation to complete. It should take a few minutes.



  • Click Finish to exit the installer.



  • If you checked the Launch Robo 3T checkbox, then Robo 3T will start automatically. Otherwise, you can launch it from the desktop shortcut or the start menu shortcut.



Configuring Robo 3T




To create and manage connections to MongoDB servers, you can follow these steps:



  • In Robo 3T, click on the Connect button in the toolbar or press Ctrl+N to open the Connection Manager window.



  • Click on the Create button to create a new connection or select an existing connection and click on Edit to modify it.



  • In the Connection Settings window, enter a name for your connection in the Name field.



  • In the Type dropdown menu, choose whether you want to connect to a single MongoDB instance or a replica set or a sharded cluster.



  • In the Address field, enter the host name or IP address of your MongoDB server. If you are connecting to a local server, you can use localhost or 127.0.0.1. If you are connecting to a remote server, you need to use its public IP address or domain name.



  • In the Port field, enter the port number of your MongoDB server. The default port is 270 17. If you changed the port during the installation of MongoDB, you need to use the same port here.



  • If your MongoDB server requires authentication, check the Perform authentication checkbox and enter your username, password, database, and authentication mechanism in the respective fields.



  • If your MongoDB server uses SSL/TLS encryption, check the Use SSL protocol checkbox and choose the SSL method and certificate options in the respective fields.



  • If you want to configure advanced options, such as read preference, write concern, timeouts, etc., click on the Advanced tab and adjust the settings as per your requirements.



  • Click on the Test button to test your connection and see if it works. If it does, you will see a green message saying Connection succeeded. If it doesn't, you will see a red message saying Connection failed and an error message explaining the reason.



  • Click on Save to save your connection settings or Cancel to discard them.



  • In the Connection Manager window, select the connection that you want to use and click on Connect or double-click on it.



To use the visual query builder and IntelliShell, you can follow these steps:



  • In Robo 3T, expand the connection that you are using and select the database and collection that you want to query.



  • Right-click on the collection and select Open Collection or press Ctrl+T to open a new tab with the collection data.



  • In the tab, you will see two panels: one for the visual query builder and one for the IntelliShell. You can switch between them by clicking on their icons in the toolbar or pressing Ctrl+1 or Ctrl+2 respectively.



  • In the visual query builder panel, you can build your query by using the filters, projections, sorts, skips, and limits options. You can also use the aggregation pipeline builder by clicking on the Aggregation icon in the toolbar or pressing Ctrl+3. You can see the results of your query in the table view or JSON view below.



  • In the IntelliShell panel, you can write your query using JavaScript code and mongo shell commands. You can use the auto-completion feature by pressing Ctrl+Space or Tab. You can also use keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+Enter to execute a line or selection, Ctrl+L to clear the shell, Ctrl+K to kill a running operation, etc. You can see the results of your query in the output area below.



To view, edit, and delete documents and collections, you can follow these steps:



  • In Robo 3T, expand the connection that you are using and select the database and collection that you want to work with.



  • Right-click on the collection and select Open Collection or press Ctrl+T to open a new tab with the collection data.



  • In the tab, you will see a table view or JSON view of your documents. You can switch between them by clicking on their icons in the toolbar or pressing Ctrl+4 or Ctrl+5 respectively.



  • To view a document, double-click on it or right-click on it and select View Document. A new tab will open with the document data in JSON format. You can also view a document in a tree view by clicking on the Tree View icon in the toolbar or pressing Ctrl+6.



  • To edit a document, double-click on it or right-click on it and select Edit Document. A new tab will open with the document data in JSON format. You can make changes to the document fields and values as per your requirements. You can also use the Validate button to check the syntax and format of your document. To save your changes, click on the Save button or press Ctrl+S. To discard your changes, click on the Cancel button or press Esc.



  • To delete a document, right-click on it and select Delete Document. A confirmation dialog will appear asking you to confirm your action. Click on Yes to delete the document or No to cancel.



  • To view the properties of a collection, right-click on it and select Collection Statistics. A new tab will open with the information about the collection size, count, indexes, storage, etc.



  • To edit the properties of a collection, right-click on it and select Edit Collection. A new tab will open with the options to change the collection name, capped status, max size, max documents, etc. To apply your changes, click on the Save button or press Ctrl+S. To discard your changes, click on the Cancel button or press Esc.



  • To delete a collection, right-click on it and select Drop Collection. A confirmation dialog will appear asking you to confirm your action. Click on Yes to delete the collection or No to cancel.



Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to download and install Robo 3T on Windows 7 32-bit ISO, as well as how to use its main features and benefits. Robo 3T is a free, lightweight, open-source MongoDB GUI tool that allows you to access both the GUI interaction and the shell command line in a tabbed interface. You can also execute JavaScript code directly in the shell, which makes it easier to write complex queries and scripts.


Some of the tips and best practices for using Robo 3T are:



  • Always backup your data before making any changes to your documents or collections.



  • Use the visual query builder and IntelliShell to write queries faster and with fewer errors.



  • Use the aggregation editor and pipeline builder to perform complex data analysis and transformations.



  • Use the import/export feature to transfer data between RDBMS and MongoDB.



  • Use the server monitoring feature to measure server and query performance.



We hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at support@robomongo.org. We would love to hear from you!


FAQs




Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Robo 3T:


Q: Is Robo 3T safe to use?




A: Yes, Robo 3T is safe to use. It does not contain any malware, spyware, adware, or viruses. It also does not collect any personal or sensitive information from your computer or MongoDB servers. You can verify the integrity of the downloaded file by using the checksums provided on the official website.


Q: Is Robo 3T compatible with MongoDB Atlas?




A: Yes, Robo 3T is compatible with MongoDB Atlas, which is a cloud-based MongoDB service that offers high availability, scalability, security, and performance. You can connect to MongoDB Atlas by using the connection string provided by Atlas in Robo 3T's Connection Settings window.


Q: How can I update Robo 3T to the latest version?




A: You can update Robo 3T to the latest version by downloading and installing it from https://robomongo.org/download. You don't need to uninstall the previous version before installing the new one. However, you should backup your data and settings before updating Robo 3T.


Q: How can I contribute to Robo 3T's development?




A: You can contribute to Robo 3T's development by reporting bugs, suggesting features, providing feedback, writing documentation, translating languages, or donating money. You can also fork Robo 3T's source code from https://github.com/Studio3T/robomongo and make your own modifications or improvements.


Q: How can I get help or support for Robo 3T?




A: You can get help or support for Robo 3T by visiting https://robomongo.org/support, where you can find the user manual, the FAQ, the forum, the blog, and the contact form. You can also join the Robo 3T community on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/robomongo, where you can ask and answer questions related to Robo 3T. dcd2dc6462


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