The Cloud Firestore data viewer in the console is a great place to view and update data. You can watch in real time as documents and fields update.
We all know that Cloud Firestore scales to huge amounts of data automatically — but what about the data viewer? Until now, it was hard to navigate through a big dataset.
To solve the problem, we added a new feature that lets you order and filter right in the data viewer.
We think this will be especially useful in two scenarios:
Sorting by a field. Let’s say you have a field
last_updated on all of your documents in a collection
users, and you want to see the documents that were updated most recently. Just open the menu, choose the field
Descending and click apply.
Finding a specific document. Perhaps you have a collection of users which has the fields
last_updated, and someone tells you they are having a problem with their account. Using the filter menu, input the field email and add a condition (
email == "email@example.com") to instantly find that user’s document.
These are just a few ways that you can use the new menu. We hope it helps you browse large datasets with ease.