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Community Plan

With the OpenDataDSL community plan, you get access to the core 4GL language (ODSL) to manage your own MongoDB databases. Our community code editor is a Microsoft Visual Studio Code extension which has the following features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Code completion (IntelliSense)
  • Problem highlighting
  • Hover information
  • Code snippets
  • Region support
  • Debug code
    • Breakpoints
    • Step through code
    • Examine variables

Getting Started

Visual Studio Code

If you don't already have Microsoft VSCode installed, install it now using this link

The VSCode download screen

Java JDK

A Java JDK (at least version 11) needs to be installed and its location added to the path.


You can download a JDK from here

ODSL Extension

Open VSCode and click on the extensions icon in the Activity Bar on the left or press (ctrl-shift-X) and then search for odsl

VSCode extension

Install the FREE community version - OpenDataDSL Community

Click on the Install button to start the installation of the ODSL extension

Once installed, opening or creating a file with the extension .odsl initiates the ODSL editor

Next Steps

Connect to your MongoDB databases and start managing your data!