Node.js mongoose: how to use the .in and .sort methods of a query?

By : Chris

I'm trying to wrap my head around mongoose, but I'm having a hard time finding any kind of documentation for some of the more advanced query options, specifically the .in and .sort methods. What's the syntax for sorting, for example, a Person by age?

db.model("Person").find().sort(???).all(function(people) { });

Then, let's say I want to find a Movie based on a genre, where a Movie can have many genres (in this case, an array of strings). Presumably, I'd use the .in function to accomplish that, but I'm not sure what the syntax would be. Or perhaps I don't have to use the .in method at all...? Either way, I'm lost.

db.model("Movie").find().in(???).all(function(movies) { });

Anyone have any ideas? Or even better, a link to some comprehensive documentation?


By : Chris


Daniel's answer didn't work for me. I believe the api has changed since 1.0.14 (

This is what worked for me:

  .sort('age', 1)
  .execFind(function(err, people) { 

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