Advanced Search and Filtering API Using Spring Data and MongoDB

Advanced Search and Filtering API Using Spring Data and MongoDB

In this post, we will learn how to implement a filter/search REST API in a Spring Boot application using Spring Data JPA and MongoDB.

It is common to have to perform complex searches in our API in production mode. Too much duplicate code has to be written to perform simple queries on each document. 

Spring Data offers the ability to perform simple or complex queries on MongoDB documents. 

In this tutorial, we will focus on dynamically building search and paging queries in MongoDB.


  • Spring Boot 2.4
  • Maven 3.6.+
  • Java 8+
  • Mongo 4.4

Getting Started

We will start by creating a simple Spring Boot project from, with the following dependencies: Web, MongoDB, and Lombok.


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