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Creating the Courses Collection

      Your first application created a single student record for the student collection. In this part, you’re going to populate the course collection.

      Populating the course details collection

      You can use the same technique to build a store for the courses. Here’s a quick reminder of the course document structure:

      • art history

      • graphic design

      • fine art

        "course-name": "art history",
        "faculty": "fine art",
        "credit-points" : 100
        "course-name": "graphic design",
        "faculty": "media and communication",
        "credit-points" : 200
        "course-name": "fine art",
        "faculty": "fine art",
        "credit-points" : 50

      The code should be familiar to you; there’s not much difference between writing to the course collection and writing to the student collection; you just have more records to deal with:

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      1 Note that you’re now writing to a different collection.
      Make sure that you’ve created the course-collection in the admin console before you attempt to run the program.

      You can use maven to run the application:

      mvn exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="InsertCourses" -Dexec.cleanupDaemonThreads=false

      Use the admin console to make sure the documents have been created in the correct collection.

      Console showing the courses collection

      Next steps

      So you’ve created a cluster, a bucket, a scope and two collections. You’ve also populated your collections with documents. Well, a database isn’t much use until we can retrieve information from it, which is what you’re going to take a look at in the next part.