Manage Cloud Firestore with the Firebase Console

You can manage Cloud Firestore through the following actions in the Firebase console:

  • View, add, edit, and delete data.
  • Create and update Cloud Firestore Security Rules.
  • Manage indexes.

View data

You can view all your Cloud Firestore data in the Firebase console. From the Cloud Firestore Data tab, click on a document or collection to open the data nested within that item.

Open a specific path

To open a document or collection at a specific path, use the Edit path button create:

Click the Edit Path button to open a
                                       specific document or collection.

Filter documents in a collection

To filter the documents listed in a collection, use the Filter list button filter_list.

Click the Filter list button to filter
                                       the documents listed.

Non-existent ancestor documents

A document can exist even if one or more its ancestors don't exist. For example, the document at path /mycoll/mydoc/mysubcoll/mysubdoc can exist even if the ancestor document /mycoll/mydoc does not. The Cloud Firestore data viewer displays non-existent ancestor document as follows:

  • In a collection's list of documents, the document IDs of non-existent ancestor documents are italicized.
  • In a non-existent ancestor document's information panel, the data viewer points out that the document does not exist.

Non-existent ancestor document in the console.

Manage data

In Cloud Firestore, you store data in documents and organize your documents into collections. Before you start adding data, learn more about the Cloud Firestore data model.

To add, edit, and delete documents and collections from the Firebase console, open the Data tab in the Database section:

Add data

  1. Click Add collection, then enter your collection name and click Next.
  2. Enter a specific document ID or click Auto ID, then add fields for the data in your document.
  3. Click Save. Your new collection and document appear in the data viewer.
  4. To add more documents to the collection, click Add document.

Edit data

  1. Click on a collection to view its documents, then click on a document to view its fields and subcollections.
  2. Click on a field to edit its value. To add fields or subcollections to the selected document, click Add field or Add collection.

Delete data

To delete a collection:

  1. Select the collection you want to delete.
  2. Click the menu icon at the top of the documents column, then click Delete collection.

Click Delete collection from the menu in the documents column

To delete a document or all of its fields:

  1. Select the document you want to delete.
  2. Click the menu icon at the top of the document details column. Select Delete document or Delete document fields.

Deleting a document deletes all of the nested data in that document, including any subcollections. However, deleting a document's fields does not delete its subcollections.

Click Delete document or Delete document fields from the context menu in the document details column

To delete a specific field in a document:

  1. Select the document to view its fields.
  2. Click the delete icon beside the field you want to delete.

Click the delete icon to remove a field from a document

Manage Cloud Firestore Security Rules

To add, edit, and delete Cloud Firestore Security Rules from the Firebase console, go to the Rules tab in the Database section. Learn more about setting up and customizing rules.

Manage indexes

To create new indexes for your queries and manage existing indexes from the Firebase console, go to the Indexes tab in the Database section. Learn more about managing indexes.

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