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If I have this schema...

person = {

     name : String, 

     favoriteFoods : Array 

}

where the favoriteFoods array is populated with strings. How can I find all persons that have "sushi" as their favourite food using mongoose?

I was hoping for something along the lines of:

PersonModel.find({ favoriteFoods : { $contains : "sushi" }, function(...) {...});

(I know that there is no $contains in MongoDB, just explaining what I was expecting to find before knowing the solution)

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To find a document with an array that contains a specific value you can use the below-mentioned way:-

You can make the string array explicit in your schema by using the following query:

person = { name : String, favouriteFoods : [String] }

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