Getting data

There are two ways to retrieve data stored in Firestore. Either of these methods can be used with documents, collections of documents, or the results of queries:

  • Call a method to get the data.
  • Set a listener to receive data-change events.

When you set a listener, Firestore sends your listener an initial snapshot of the data, and then another snapshot each time the document changes.

Example data

To get started, write some data about cities so we can look at different ways to read it back:

Web
var citiesRef = db.collection("cities");

citiesRef.doc("SF").set({
    name: "San Francisco", state: "CA", country: "USA",
    capital: false, population: 860000,
    regions: ["west_coast", "norcal"] });
citiesRef.doc("LA").set({
    name: "Los Angeles", state: "CA", country: "USA",
    capital: false, population: 3900000,
    regions: ["west_coast", "socal"] });
citiesRef.doc("DC").set({
    name: "Washington, D.C.", state: null, country: "USA",
    capital: true, population: 680000,
    regions: ["east_coast"] });
citiesRef.doc("TOK").set({
    name: "Tokyo", state: null, country: "Japan",
    capital: true, population: 9000000,
    regions: ["kanto", "honshu"] });
citiesRef.doc("BJ").set({
    name: "Beijing", state: null, country: "China",
    capital: true, population: 21500000,
    regions: ["jingjinji", "hebei"] });
Swift
let citiesRef = db.collection("cities")

citiesRef.document("SF").setData([
    "name": "San Francisco",
    "state": "CA",
    "country": "USA",
    "capital": false,
    "population": 860000,
    "regions": ["west_coast", "norcal"]
    ])
citiesRef.document("LA").setData([
    "name": "Los Angeles",
    "state": "CA",
    "country": "USA",
    "capital": false,
    "population": 3900000,
    "regions": ["west_coast", "socal"]
    ])
citiesRef.document("DC").setData([
    "name": "Washington D.C.",
    "country": "USA",
    "capital": true,
    "population": 680000,
    "regions": ["east_coast"]
    ])
citiesRef.document("TOK").setData([
    "name": "Tokyo",
    "country": "Japan",
    "capital": true,
    "population": 9000000,
    "regions": ["kanto", "honshu"]
    ])
citiesRef.document("BJ").setData([
    "name": "Beijing",
    "country": "China",
    "capital": true,
    "population": 21500000,
    "regions": ["jingjinji", "hebei"]
    ])
Objective-C
FIRCollectionReference *citiesRef = [self.db collectionWithPath:@"cities"];
[[citiesRef documentWithPath:@"SF"] setData:@{
  @"name": @"San Francisco",
  @"state": @"CA",
  @"country": @"USA",
  @"capital": @(NO),
  @"population": @860000,
  @"regions": @[@"west_coast", @"norcal"]
}];
[[citiesRef documentWithPath:@"LA"] setData:@{
  @"name": @"Los Angeles",
  @"state": @"CA",
  @"country": @"USA",
  @"capital": @(NO),
  @"population": @3900000,
  @"regions": @[@"west_coast", @"socal"]
}];
[[citiesRef documentWithPath:@"DC"] setData:@{
  @"name": @"Washington D.C.",
  @"country": @"USA",
  @"capital": @(YES),
  @"population": @680000,
  @"regions": @[@"east_coast"]
}];
[[citiesRef documentWithPath:@"TOK"] setData:@{
  @"name": @"Tokyo",
  @"country": @"Japan",
  @"capital": @(YES),
  @"population": @9000000,
  @"regions": @[@"kanto", @"honshu"]
}];
[[citiesRef documentWithPath:@"BJ"] setData:@{
  @"name": @"Beijing",
  @"country": @"China",
  @"capital": @(YES),
  @"population": @21500000,
  @"regions": @[@"jingjinji", @"hebei"]
}];
  
Java
Android
CollectionReference cities = db.collection("cities");

Map<String, Object> data1 = new HashMap<>();
data1.put("name", "San Francisco");
data1.put("state", "CA");
data1.put("country", "USA");
data1.put("capital", false);
data1.put("population", 860000);
data1.put("regions", Arrays.asList("west_coast", "norcal"));
cities.document("SF").set(data1);

Map<String, Object> data2 = new HashMap<>();
data2.put("name", "Los Angeles");
data2.put("state", "CA");
data2.put("country", "USA");
data2.put("capital", false);
data2.put("population", 3900000);
data2.put("regions", Arrays.asList("west_coast", "socal"));
cities.document("LA").set(data2);

Map<String, Object> data3 = new HashMap<>();
data3.put("name", "Washington D.C.");
data3.put("state", null);
data3.put("country", "USA");
data3.put("capital", true);
data3.put("population", 680000);
data3.put("regions", Arrays.asList("east_coast"));
cities.document("DC").set(data3);

Map<String, Object> data4 = new HashMap<>();
data4.put("name", "Tokyo");
data4.put("state", null);
data4.put("country", "Japan");
data4.put("capital", true);
data4.put("population", 9000000);
data4.put("regions", Arrays.asList("kanto", "honshu"));
cities.document("TOK").set(data4);

Map<String, Object> data5 = new HashMap<>();
data5.put("name", "Beijing");
data5.put("state", null);
data5.put("country", "China");
data5.put("capital", true);
data5.put("population", 21500000);
data5.put("regions", Arrays.asList("jingjinji", "hebei"));
cities.document("BJ").set(data5);
Kotlin+KTX
Android
val cities = db.collection("cities")

val data1 = hashMapOf(
        "name" to "San Francisco",
        "state" to "CA",
        "country" to "USA",
        "capital" to false,
        "population" to 860000,
        "regions" to listOf("west_coast", "norcal")
)
cities.document("SF").set(data1)

val data2 = hashMapOf(
        "name" to "Los Angeles",
        "state" to "CA",
        "country" to "USA",
        "capital" to false,
        "population" to 3900000,
        "regions" to listOf("west_coast", "socal")
)
cities.document("LA").set(data2)

val data3 = hashMapOf(
        "name" to "Washington D.C.",
        "state" to null,
        "country" to "USA",
        "capital" to true,
        "population" to 680000,
        "regions" to listOf("east_coast")
)
cities.document("DC").set(data3)

val data4 = hashMapOf(
        "name" to "Tokyo",
        "state" to null,
        "country" to "Japan",
        "capital" to true,
        "population" to 9000000,
        "regions" to listOf("kanto", "honshu")
)
cities.document("TOK").set(data4)

val data5 = hashMapOf(
        "name" to "Beijing",
        "state" to null,
        "country" to "China",
        "capital" to true,
        "population" to 21500000,
        "regions" to listOf("jingjinji", "hebei")
)
cities.document("BJ").set(data5)
Java
CollectionReference cities = db.collection("cities");
List<ApiFuture<WriteResult>> futures = new ArrayList<>();
futures.add(cities.document("SF").set(new City("San Francisco", "CA", "USA", false, 860000L,
    Arrays.asList("west_coast", "norcal"))));
futures.add(cities.document("LA").set(new City("Los Angeles", "CA", "USA", false, 3900000L,
    Arrays.asList("west_coast", "socal"))));
futures.add(cities.document("DC").set(new City("Washington D.C.", null, "USA", true, 680000L,
    Arrays.asList("east_coast"))));
futures.add(cities.document("TOK").set(new City("Tokyo", null, "Japan", true, 9000000L,
    Arrays.asList("kanto", "honshu"))));
futures.add(cities.document("BJ").set(new City("Beijing", null, "China", true, 21500000L,
    Arrays.asList("jingjinji", "hebei"))));
// (optional) block on operation
ApiFutures.allAsList(futures).get();
Python
class City(object):
    def __init__(self, name, state, country, capital=False, population=0,
                 regions=[]):
        self.name = name
        self.state = state
        self.country = country
        self.capital = capital
        self.population = population
        self.regions = regions

    @staticmethod
    def from_dict(source):
        # ...

    def to_dict(self):
        # ...

    def __repr__(self):
        return(
            f'City(\
                name={self.name}, \
                country={self.country}, \
                population={self.population}, \
                capital={self.capital}, \
                regions={self.regions}\
            )'
        )

cities_ref = db.collection(u'cities')
cities_ref.document(u'BJ').set(
    City(u'Beijing', None, u'China', True, 21500000, [u'hebei']).to_dict())
cities_ref.document(u'SF').set(
    City(u'San Francisco', u'CA', u'USA', False, 860000,
         [u'west_coast', u'norcal']).to_dict())
cities_ref.document(u'LA').set(
    City(u'Los Angeles', u'CA', u'USA', False, 3900000,
         [u'west_coast', u'socal']).to_dict())
cities_ref.document(u'DC').set(
    City(u'Washington D.C.', None, u'USA', True, 680000,
         [u'east_coast']).to_dict())
cities_ref.document(u'TOK').set(
    City(u'Tokyo', None, u'Japan', True, 9000000,
         [u'kanto', u'honshu']).to_dict())
C++
CollectionReference cities = db->Collection("cities");

cities.Document("SF").Set({
    {"name", FieldValue::String("San Francisco")},
    {"state", FieldValue::String("CA")},
    {"country", FieldValue::String("USA")},
    {"capital", FieldValue::Boolean(false)},
    {"population", FieldValue::Integer(860000)},
    {"regions", FieldValue::Array({FieldValue::String("west_coast"),
                                   FieldValue::String("norcal")})},
});

cities.Document("LA").Set({
    {"name", FieldValue::String("Los Angeles")},
    {"state", FieldValue::String("CA")},
    {"country", FieldValue::String("USA")},
    {"capital", FieldValue::Boolean(false)},
    {"population", FieldValue::Integer(3900000)},
    {"regions", FieldValue::Array({FieldValue::String("west_coast"),
                                   FieldValue::String("socal")})},
});

cities.Document("DC").Set({
    {"name", FieldValue::String("Washington D.C.")},
    {"state", FieldValue::Null()},
    {"country", FieldValue::String("USA")},
    {"capital", FieldValue::Boolean(true)},
    {"population", FieldValue::Integer(680000)},
    {"regions",
     FieldValue::Array({FieldValue::String("east_coast")})},
});

cities.Document("TOK").Set({
    {"name", FieldValue::String("Tokyo")},
    {"state", FieldValue::Null()},
    {"country", FieldValue::String("Japan")},
    {"capital", FieldValue::Boolean(true)},
    {"population", FieldValue::Integer(9000000)},
    {"regions", FieldValue::Array({FieldValue::String("kanto"),
                                   FieldValue::String("honshu")})},
});

cities.Document("BJ").Set({
    {"name", FieldValue::String("Beijing")},
    {"state", FieldValue::Null()},
    {"country", FieldValue::String("China")},
    {"capital", FieldValue::Boolean(true)},
    {"population", FieldValue::Integer(21500000)},
    {"regions", FieldValue::Array({FieldValue::String("jingjinji"),
                                   FieldValue::String("hebei")})},
});
  
Node.js
const citiesRef = db.collection('cities');

await citiesRef.doc('SF').set({
  name: 'San Francisco', state: 'CA', country: 'USA',
  capital: false, population: 860000
});
await citiesRef.doc('LA').set({
  name: 'Los Angeles', state: 'CA', country: 'USA',
  capital: false, population: 3900000
});
await citiesRef.doc('DC').set({
  name: 'Washington, D.C.', state: null, country: 'USA',
  capital: true, population: 680000
});
await citiesRef.doc('TOK').set({
  name: 'Tokyo', state: null, country: 'Japan',
  capital: true, population: 9000000
});
await citiesRef.doc('BJ').set({
  name: 'Beijing', state: null, country: 'China',
  capital: true, population: 21500000
});
Go
cities := []struct {
	id string
	c  City
}{
	{id: "SF", c: City{Name: "San Francisco", State: "CA", Country: "USA", Capital: false, Population: 860000}},
	{id: "LA", c: City{Name: "Los Angeles", State: "CA", Country: "USA", Capital: false, Population: 3900000}},
	{id: "DC", c: City{Name: "Washington D.C.", Country: "USA", Capital: true, Population: 680000}},
	{id: "TOK", c: City{Name: "Tokyo", Country: "Japan", Capital: true, Population: 9000000}},
	{id: "BJ", c: City{Name: "Beijing", Country: "China", Capital: true, Population: 21500000}},
}
for _, c := range cities {
	_, err := client.Collection("cities").Doc(c.id).Set(ctx, c.c)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
}
PHP
$citiesRef = $db->collection('cities');
$citiesRef->document('SF')->set([
    'name' => 'San Francisco',
    'state' => 'CA',
    'country' => 'USA',
    'capital' => false,
    'population' => 860000
]);
$citiesRef->document('LA')->set([
    'name' => 'Los Angeles',
    'state' => 'CA',
    'country' => 'USA',
    'capital' => false,
    'population' => 3900000
]);
$citiesRef->document('DC')->set([
    'name' => 'Washington D.C.',
    'state' => null,
    'country' => 'USA',
    'capital' => true,
    'population' => 680000
]);
$citiesRef->document('TOK')->set([
    'name' => 'Tokyo',
    'state' => null,
    'country' => 'Japan',
    'capital' => true,
    'population' => 9000000
]);
$citiesRef->document('BJ')->set([
    'name' => 'Beijing',
    'state' => null,
    'country' => 'China',
    'capital' => true,
    'population' => 21500000
]);
printf('Added example cities data to the cities collection.' . PHP_EOL);
Unity
CollectionReference citiesRef = db.Collection("cities");
citiesRef.Document("SF").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
        { "Name", "San Francisco" },
        { "State", "CA" },
        { "Country", "USA" },
        { "Capital", false },
        { "Population", 860000 }
    }).ContinueWithOnMainThread(task =>
        citiesRef.Document("LA").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
            { "Name", "Los Angeles" },
            { "State", "CA" },
            { "Country", "USA" },
            { "Capital", false },
            { "Population", 3900000 }
        })
).ContinueWithOnMainThread(task =>
    citiesRef.Document("DC").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
            { "Name", "Washington D.C." },
            { "State", null },
            { "Country", "USA" },
            { "Capital", true },
            { "Population", 680000 }
    })
).ContinueWithOnMainThread(task =>
    citiesRef.Document("TOK").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
            { "Name", "Tokyo" },
            { "State", null },
            { "Country", "Japan" },
            { "Capital", true },
            { "Population", 9000000 }
    })
).ContinueWithOnMainThread(task =>
    citiesRef.Document("BJ").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
            { "Name", "Beijing" },
            { "State", null },
            { "Country", "China" },
            { "Capital", true },
            { "Population", 21500000 }
    })
);
C#
CollectionReference citiesRef = db.Collection("cities");
await citiesRef.Document("SF").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
    { "Name", "San Francisco" },
    { "State", "CA" },
    { "Country", "USA" },
    { "Capital", false },
    { "Population", 860000 }
});
await citiesRef.Document("LA").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
    { "Name", "Los Angeles" },
    { "State", "CA" },
    { "Country", "USA" },
    { "Capital", false },
    { "Population", 3900000 }
});
await citiesRef.Document("DC").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
    { "Name", "Washington D.C." },
    { "State", null },
    { "Country", "USA" },
    { "Capital", true },
    { "Population", 680000 }
});
await citiesRef.Document("TOK").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
    { "Name", "Tokyo" },
    { "State", null },
    { "Country", "Japan" },
    { "Capital", true },
    { "Population", 9000000 }
});
await citiesRef.Document("BJ").SetAsync(new Dictionary<string, object>(){
    { "Name", "Beijing" },
    { "State", null },
    { "Country", "China" },
    { "Capital", true },
    { "Population", 21500000 }
});
Console.WriteLine("Added example cities data to the cities collection.");
Ruby
cities_ref = firestore.col collection_path
cities_ref.doc("SF").set(
  name:       "San Francisco",
  state:      "CA",
  country:    "USA",
  capital:    false,
  population: 860_000
)
cities_ref.doc("LA").set(
  name:       "Los Angeles",
  state:      "CA",
  country:    "USA",
  capital:    false,
  population: 3_900_000
)
cities_ref.doc("DC").set(
  name:       "Washington D.C.",
  state:      nil,
  country:    "USA",
  capital:    true,
  population: 680_000
)
cities_ref.doc("TOK").set(
  name:       "Tokyo",
  state:      nil,
  country:    "Japan",
  capital:    true,
  population: 9_000_000
)
cities_ref.doc("BJ").set(
  name:       "Beijing",
  state:      nil,
  country:    "China",
  capital:    true,
  population: 21_500_000
)

Get a document

The following example shows how to retrieve the contents of a single document using get():

Web
var docRef = db.collection("cities").doc("SF");

docRef.get().then(function(doc) {
    if (doc.exists) {
        console.log("Document data:", doc.data());
    } else {
        // doc.data() will be undefined in this case
        console.log("No such document!");
    }
}).catch(function(error) {
    console.log("Error getting document:", error);
});
Swift
let docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF")

docRef.getDocument { (document, error) in
    if let document = document, document.exists {
        let dataDescription = document.data().map(String.init(describing:)) ?? "nil"
        print("Document data: \(dataDescription)")
    } else {
        print("Document does not exist")
    }
}
Objective-C
FIRDocumentReference *docRef =
    [[self.db collectionWithPath:@"cities"] documentWithPath:@"SF"];
[docRef getDocumentWithCompletion:^(FIRDocumentSnapshot *snapshot, NSError *error) {
  if (snapshot.exists) {
    // Document data may be nil if the document exists but has no keys or values.
    NSLog(@"Document data: %@", snapshot.data);
  } else {
    NSLog(@"Document does not exist");
  }
}];
  
Java
Android
DocumentReference docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF");
docRef.get().addOnCompleteListener(new OnCompleteListener<DocumentSnapshot>() {
    @Override
    public void onComplete(@NonNull Task<DocumentSnapshot> task) {
        if (task.isSuccessful()) {
            DocumentSnapshot document = task.getResult();
            if (document.exists()) {
                Log.d(TAG, "DocumentSnapshot data: " + document.getData());
            } else {
                Log.d(TAG, "No such document");
            }
        } else {
            Log.d(TAG, "get failed with ", task.getException());
        }
    }
});
Kotlin+KTX
Android
val docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF")
docRef.get()
        .addOnSuccessListener { document ->
            if (document != null) {
                Log.d(TAG, "DocumentSnapshot data: ${document.data}")
            } else {
                Log.d(TAG, "No such document")
            }
        }
        .addOnFailureListener { exception ->
            Log.d(TAG, "get failed with ", exception)
        }
Java
DocumentReference docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF");
// asynchronously retrieve the document
ApiFuture<DocumentSnapshot> future = docRef.get();
// ...
// future.get() blocks on response
DocumentSnapshot document = future.get();
if (document.exists()) {
  System.out.println("Document data: " + document.getData());
} else {
  System.out.println("No such document!");
}
Python
doc_ref = db.collection(u'cities').document(u'SF')

doc = doc_ref.get()
if doc.exists:
    print(f'Document data: {doc.to_dict()}')
else:
    print(u'No such document!')
C++
DocumentReference doc_ref = db->Collection("cities").Document("SF");
doc_ref.Get().OnCompletion([](const Future<DocumentSnapshot>& future) {
  if (future.error() == Error::kErrorOk) {
    const DocumentSnapshot& document = *future.result();
    if (document.exists()) {
      std::cout << "DocumentSnapshot id: " << document.id() << '\n';
    } else {
      std::cout << "no such document\n";
    }
  } else {
    std::cout << "Get failed with: " << future.error_message() << '\n';
  }
});
  
Node.js
const cityRef = db.collection('cities').doc('SF');
const doc = await cityRef.get();
if (!doc.exists) {
  console.log('No such document!');
} else {
  console.log('Document data:', doc.data());
}
Go
dsnap, err := client.Collection("cities").Doc("SF").Get(ctx)
if err != nil {
	return nil, err
}
m := dsnap.Data()
fmt.Printf("Document data: %#v\n", m)
PHP
$docRef = $db->collection('cities')->document('SF');
$snapshot = $docRef->snapshot();

if ($snapshot->exists()) {
    printf('Document data:' . PHP_EOL);
    print_r($snapshot->data());
} else {
    printf('Document %s does not exist!' . PHP_EOL, $snapshot->id());
}
Unity
DocumentReference docRef = db.Collection("cities").Document("SF");
docRef.GetSnapshotAsync().ContinueWithOnMainThread(task =>
{
  DocumentSnapshot snapshot = task.Result;
  if (snapshot.Exists) {
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Document data for {0} document:", snapshot.Id));
    Dictionary<string, object> city = snapshot.ToDictionary();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> pair in city) {
      Debug.Log(String.Format("{0}: {1}", pair.Key, pair.Value));
    }
  } else {
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Document {0} does not exist!", snapshot.Id));
  }
});
C#
DocumentReference docRef = db.Collection("cities").Document("SF");
DocumentSnapshot snapshot = await docRef.GetSnapshotAsync();
if (snapshot.Exists)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Document data for {0} document:", snapshot.Id);
    Dictionary<string, object> city = snapshot.ToDictionary();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> pair in city)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", pair.Key, pair.Value);
    }
}
else
{
    Console.WriteLine("Document {0} does not exist!", snapshot.Id);
}
Ruby
doc_ref  = firestore.doc "#{collection_path}/SF"
snapshot = doc_ref.get
if snapshot.exists?
  puts "#{snapshot.document_id} data: #{snapshot.data}."
else
  puts "Document #{snapshot.document_id} does not exist!"
end

Source Options

For platforms with offline support, you can set the source option to control how a get call uses the offline cache.

By default, a get call will attempt to fetch the latest document snapshot from your database. On platforms with offline support, the client library will use the offline cache if the network is unavailable or if the request times out.

You can specify the source option in a get() call to change the default behavior. You can fetch from only the database and ignore the offline cache, or you can fetch from only the offline cache. For example:

Web
var docRef = db.collection("cities").doc("SF");

// Valid options for source are 'server', 'cache', or
// 'default'. See https://firebase.google.com/docs/reference/js/firebase.firestore.GetOptions
// for more information.
var getOptions = {
    source: 'cache'
};

// Get a document, forcing the SDK to fetch from the offline cache.
docRef.get(getOptions).then(function(doc) {
    // Document was found in the cache. If no cached document exists,
    // an error will be returned to the 'catch' block below.
    console.log("Cached document data:", doc.data());
}).catch(function(error) {
    console.log("Error getting cached document:", error);
});
Swift
let docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF")

// Force the SDK to fetch the document from the cache. Could also specify
// FirestoreSource.server or FirestoreSource.default.
docRef.getDocument(source: .cache) { (document, error) in
  if let document = document {
    let dataDescription = document.data().map(String.init(describing:)) ?? "nil"
    print("Cached document data: \(dataDescription)")
  } else {
    print("Document does not exist in cache")
  }
}
Objective-C
FIRDocumentReference *docRef =
[[self.db collectionWithPath:@"cities"] documentWithPath:@"SF"];

// Force the SDK to fetch the document from the cache. Could also specify
// FIRFirestoreSourceServer or FIRFirestoreSourceDefault.
[docRef getDocumentWithSource:FIRFirestoreSourceCache
                   completion:^(FIRDocumentSnapshot *snapshot, NSError *error) {
  if (snapshot != NULL) {
    // The document data was found in the cache.
    NSLog(@"Cached document data: %@", snapshot.data);
  } else {
    // The document data was not found in the cache.
    NSLog(@"Document does not exist in cache: %@", error);
  }
}];
  
Java
Android
DocumentReference docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF");

// Source can be CACHE, SERVER, or DEFAULT.
Source source = Source.CACHE;

// Get the document, forcing the SDK to use the offline cache
docRef.get(source).addOnCompleteListener(new OnCompleteListener<DocumentSnapshot>() {
    @Override
    public void onComplete(@NonNull Task<DocumentSnapshot> task) {
        if (task.isSuccessful()) {
            // Document found in the offline cache
            DocumentSnapshot document = task.getResult();
            Log.d(TAG, "Cached document data: " + document.getData());
        } else {
            Log.d(TAG, "Cached get failed: ", task.getException());
        }
    }
});
Kotlin+KTX
Android
val docRef = db.collection("cities").document("SF")

// Source can be CACHE, SERVER, or DEFAULT.
val source = Source.CACHE

// Get the document, forcing the SDK to use the offline cache
docRef.get(source).addOnCompleteListener { task ->
    if (task.isSuccessful) {
        // Document found in the offline cache
        val document = task.result
        Log.d(TAG, "Cached document data: ${document?.data}")
    } else {
        Log.d(TAG, "Cached get failed: ", task.exception)
    }
}
Java

Not supported in the Java SDK.

Python

Not supported in the Python SDK.

C++
DocumentReference doc_ref = db->Collection("cities").Document("SF");
Source source = Source::kCache;
doc_ref.Get(source).OnCompletion([](const Future<DocumentSnapshot>& future) {
  if (future.error() == Error::kErrorOk) {
    const DocumentSnapshot& document = *future.result();
    if (document.exists()) {
      std::cout << "Cached document id: " << document.id() << '\n';
    } else {
    }
  } else {
    std::cout << "Cached get failed: " << future.error_message() << '\n';
  }
});
  
Node.js

Not supported in the Node.js SDK.

Go

Not supported in the Go SDK.

PHP

Not supported in the PHP SDK.

Unity

Not supported in the Unity SDK.

C#

Not supported in the C# SDK.

Ruby

Not supported in the Ruby SDK.

Custom objects

The previous example retrieved the contents of the document as a map, but in some languages it's often more convenient to use a custom object type. In Add Data, you defined a City class that you used to define each city. You can turn your document back into a City object:

Web

To use custom objects, you must define a FirestoreDataConverter function for your class. For example:

class City {
    constructor (name, state, country ) {
        this.name = name;
        this.state = state;
        this.country = country;
    }
    toString() {
        return this.name + ', ' + this.state + ', ' + this.country;
    }
}

// Firestore data converter
var cityConverter = {
    toFirestore: function(city) {
        return {
            name: city.name,
            state: city.state,
            country: city.country
            }
    },
    fromFirestore: function(snapshot, options){
        const data = snapshot.data(options);
        return new City(data.name, data.state, data.country)
    }
}
Call your data converter with your read operations. After conversion, you can access custom object methods:
db.collection("cities").doc("LA")
  .withConverter(cityConverter)
  .get().then(function(doc) {
    if (doc.exists){
      // Convert to City object
      var city = doc.data();
      // Use a City instance method
      console.log(city.toString());
    } else {
      console.log("No such document!")
    }}).catch(function(error) {
      console.log("Error getting document:", error)
    });
  
Swift

To support automatic type serialization in Swift, your type must conform to the Codable protocol and you must include pod 'FirebaseFirestoreSwift' as a dependency of your project.

let docRef = db.collection("cities").document("BJ")

docRef.getDocument { (document, error) in
    // Construct a Result type to encapsulate deserialization errors or
    // successful deserialization. Note that if there is no error thrown
    // the value may still be `nil`, indicating a successful deserialization
    // of a value that does not exist.
    //
    // There are thus three cases to handle, which Swift lets us describe
    // nicely with built-in sum types:
    //
    //      Result
    //        /\
    //   Error  Optional<City>
    //               /\
    //            Nil  City
    let result = Result {
      try document?.data(as: City.self)
    }
    switch result {
    case .success(let city):
        if let city = city {
            // A `City` value was successfully initialized from the DocumentSnapshot.
            print("City: \(city)")
        } else {
            // A nil value was successfully initialized from the DocumentSnapshot,
            // or the DocumentSnapshot was nil.
            print("Document does not exist")
        }
    case .failure(let error):
        // A `City` value could not be initialized from the DocumentSnapshot.
        print("Error decoding city: \(error)")
    }
}
  
Objective-C

In Objective-C you must do this manually.

FIRDocumentReference *docRef =
[[self.db collectionWithPath:@"cities"] documentWithPath:@"BJ"];
[docRef getDocumentWithCompletion:^(FIRDocumentSnapshot *snapshot, NSError *error) {
  FSTCity *city = [[FSTCity alloc] initWithDictionary:snapshot.data];
  if (city != nil) {
    NSLog(@"City: %@", city);
  } else {
    NSLog(@"Document does not exist");
  }
}];
  
Java
Android

Important: Each custom class must have a public constructor that takes no arguments. In addition, the class must include a public getter for each property.

DocumentReference docRef = db.collection("cities").document("BJ");
docRef.get().addOnSuccessListener(new OnSuccessListener<DocumentSnapshot>() {
    @Override
    public void onSuccess(DocumentSnapshot documentSnapshot) {
        City city = documentSnapshot.toObject(City.class);
    }
});
  
Kotlin+KTX
Android
val docRef = db.collection("cities").document("BJ")
docRef.get().addOnSuccessListener { documentSnapshot ->
    val city = documentSnapshot.toObject<City>()
}
  
Java

Each custom class must have a public constructor that takes no arguments. In addition, the class must include a public getter for each property.

DocumentReference docRef = db.collection("cities").document("BJ");
// asynchronously retrieve the document
ApiFuture<DocumentSnapshot> future = docRef.get();
// block on response
DocumentSnapshot document = future.get();
City city = null;
if (document.exists()) {
  // convert document to POJO
  city = document.toObject(City.class);
  System.out.println(city);
} else {
  System.out.println("No such document!");
}
Python
doc_ref = db.collection(u'cities').document(u'BJ')

doc = doc_ref.get()
city = City.from_dict(doc.to_dict())
print(city)
C++
// This is not yet supported.
Node.js

Node.js uses JavaScript objects.

Go
dsnap, err := client.Collection("cities").Doc("BJ").Get(ctx)
if err != nil {
	return nil, err
}
var c City
dsnap.DataTo(&c)
fmt.Printf("Document data: %#v\n", c)
PHP

Not applicable for PHP.

Unity
DocumentReference docRef = db.Collection("cities").Document("BJ");

docRef.GetSnapshotAsync().ContinueWith((task) =>
{
  var snapshot = task.Result;
  if (snapshot.Exists)
  {
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Document data for {0} document:", snapshot.Id));
    City city = snapshot.ConvertTo<City>();
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Name: {0}", city.Name));
    Debug.Log(String.Format("State: {0}", city.State));
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Country: {0}", city.Country));
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Capital: {0}", city.Capital));
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Population: {0}", city.Population));
  }
  else
  {
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Document {0} does not exist!", snapshot.Id));
  }
});
C#
DocumentReference docRef = db.Collection("cities").Document("BJ");
DocumentSnapshot snapshot = await docRef.GetSnapshotAsync();
if (snapshot.Exists)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Document data for {0} document:", snapshot.Id);
    City city = snapshot.ConvertTo<City>();
    Console.WriteLine("Name: {0}", city.Name);
    Console.WriteLine("State: {0}", city.State);
    Console.WriteLine("Country: {0}", city.Country);
    Console.WriteLine("Capital: {0}", city.Capital);
    Console.WriteLine("Population: {0}", city.Population);
}
else
{
    Console.WriteLine("Document {0} does not exist!", snapshot.Id);
}
Ruby

Not applicable for Ruby.

Get multiple documents from a collection

You can also retrieve multiple documents with one request by querying documents in a collection. For example, you can use where() to query for all of the documents that meet a certain condition, then use get() to retrieve the results:

Web
db.collection("cities").where("capital", "==", true)
    .get()
    .then(function(querySnapshot) {
        querySnapshot.forEach(function(doc) {
            // doc.data() is never undefined for query doc snapshots
            console.log(doc.id, " => ", doc.data());
        });
    })
    .catch(function(error) {
        console.log("Error getting documents: ", error);
    });
Swift
db.collection("cities").whereField("capital", isEqualTo: true)
    .getDocuments() { (querySnapshot, err) in
        if let err = err {
            print("Error getting documents: \(err)")
        } else {
            for document in querySnapshot!.documents {
                print("\(document.documentID) => \(document.data())")
            }
        }
}
Objective-C
[[[self.db collectionWithPath:@"cities"] queryWhereField:@"capital" isEqualTo:@(YES)]
    getDocumentsWithCompletion:^(FIRQuerySnapshot *snapshot, NSError *error) {
      if (error != nil) {
        NSLog(@"Error getting documents: %@", error);
      } else {
        for (FIRDocumentSnapshot *document in snapshot.documents) {
          NSLog(@"%@ => %@", document.documentID, document.data);
        }
      }
    }];
  
Java
Android
db.collection("cities")
        .whereEqualTo("capital", true)
        .get()
        .addOnCompleteListener(new OnCompleteListener<QuerySnapshot>() {
            @Override
            public void onComplete(@NonNull Task<QuerySnapshot> task) {
                if (task.isSuccessful()) {
                    for (QueryDocumentSnapshot document : task.getResult()) {
                        Log.d(TAG, document.getId() + " => " + document.getData());
                    }
                } else {
                    Log.d(TAG, "Error getting documents: ", task.getException());
                }
            }
        });
Kotlin+KTX
Android
db.collection("cities")
        .whereEqualTo("capital", true)
        .get()
        .addOnSuccessListener { documents ->
            for (document in documents) {
                Log.d(TAG, "${document.id} => ${document.data}")
            }
        }
        .addOnFailureListener { exception ->
            Log.w(TAG, "Error getting documents: ", exception)
        }
Java
//asynchronously retrieve multiple documents
ApiFuture<QuerySnapshot> future =
    db.collection("cities").whereEqualTo("capital", true).get();
// future.get() blocks on response
List<QueryDocumentSnapshot> documents = future.get().getDocuments();
for (DocumentSnapshot document : documents) {
  System.out.println(document.getId() + " => " + document.toObject(City.class));
}
Python
# Note: Use of CollectionRef stream() is prefered to get()
docs = db.collection(u'cities').where(u'capital', u'==', True).stream()

for doc in docs:
    print(f'{doc.id} => {doc.to_dict()}')
C++
db->Collection("cities")
    .WhereEqualTo("capital", FieldValue::Boolean(true))
    .Get()
    .OnCompletion([](const Future<QuerySnapshot>& future) {
      if (future.error() == Error::kErrorOk) {
        for (const DocumentSnapshot& document :
             future.result()->documents()) {
          std::cout << document << '\n';
        }
      } else {
        std::cout << "Error getting documents: " << future.error_message()
                  << '\n';
      }
    });
  
Node.js
const citiesRef = db.collection('cities');
const snapshot = await citiesRef.where('capital', '==', true).get();
if (snapshot.empty) {
  console.log('No matching documents.');
  return;
}  

snapshot.forEach(doc => {
  console.log(doc.id, '=>', doc.data());
});
Go
fmt.Println("All capital cities:")
iter := client.Collection("cities").Where("capital", "==", true).Documents(ctx)
for {
	doc, err := iter.Next()
	if err == iterator.Done {
		break
	}
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	fmt.Println(doc.Data())
}
PHP
$citiesRef = $db->collection('cities');
$query = $citiesRef->where('capital', '=', true);
$documents = $query->documents();
foreach ($documents as $document) {
    if ($document->exists()) {
        printf('Document data for document %s:' . PHP_EOL, $document->id());
        print_r($document->data());
        printf(PHP_EOL);
    } else {
        printf('Document %s does not exist!' . PHP_EOL, $snapshot->id());
    }
}
Unity
Query capitalQuery = db.Collection("cities").WhereEqualTo("Capital", true);
capitalQuery.GetSnapshotAsync().ContinueWithOnMainThread(task => {
  QuerySnapshot capitalQuerySnapshot = task.Result;
  foreach (DocumentSnapshot documentSnapshot in capitalQuerySnapshot.Documents) {
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Document data for {0} document:", documentSnapshot.Id));
    Dictionary<string, object> city = documentSnapshot.ToDictionary();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> pair in city) {
      Debug.Log(String.Format("{0}: {1}", pair.Key, pair.Value));
    }

    // Newline to separate entries
    Debug.Log("");
  };
});
C#
Query capitalQuery = db.Collection("cities").WhereEqualTo("Capital", true);
QuerySnapshot capitalQuerySnapshot = await capitalQuery.GetSnapshotAsync();
foreach (DocumentSnapshot documentSnapshot in capitalQuerySnapshot.Documents)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Document data for {0} document:", documentSnapshot.Id);
    Dictionary<string, object> city = documentSnapshot.ToDictionary();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> pair in city)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", pair.Key, pair.Value);
    }
    Console.WriteLine("");
}
Ruby
cities_ref = firestore.col collection_path

query = cities_ref.where "capital", "=", true

query.get do |city|
  puts "#{city.document_id} data: #{city.data}."
end

By default, Firestore retrieves all documents that satisfy the query in ascending order by document ID, but you can order and limit the data returned.

Get all documents in a collection

In addition, you can retrieve all documents in a collection by omitting the where() filter entirely:

Web
db.collection("cities").get().then(function(querySnapshot) {
    querySnapshot.forEach(function(doc) {
        // doc.data() is never undefined for query doc snapshots
        console.log(doc.id, " => ", doc.data());
    });
});
Swift
db.collection("cities").getDocuments() { (querySnapshot, err) in
    if let err = err {
        print("Error getting documents: \(err)")
    } else {
        for document in querySnapshot!.documents {
            print("\(document.documentID) => \(document.data())")
        }
    }
}
Objective-C
[[self.db collectionWithPath:@"cities"]
    getDocumentsWithCompletion:^(FIRQuerySnapshot *snapshot, NSError *error) {
      if (error != nil) {
        NSLog(@"Error getting documents: %@", error);
      } else {
        for (FIRDocumentSnapshot *document in snapshot.documents) {
          NSLog(@"%@ => %@", document.documentID, document.data);
        }
      }
    }];
  
Java
Android
db.collection("cities")
        .get()
        .addOnCompleteListener(new OnCompleteListener<QuerySnapshot>() {
            @Override
            public void onComplete(@NonNull Task<QuerySnapshot> task) {
                if (task.isSuccessful()) {
                    for (QueryDocumentSnapshot document : task.getResult()) {
                        Log.d(TAG, document.getId() + " => " + document.getData());
                    }
                } else {
                    Log.d(TAG, "Error getting documents: ", task.getException());
                }
            }
        });
Kotlin+KTX
Android
db.collection("cities")
        .get()
        .addOnSuccessListener { result ->
            for (document in result) {
                Log.d(TAG, "${document.id} => ${document.data}")
            }
        }
        .addOnFailureListener { exception ->
            Log.d(TAG, "Error getting documents: ", exception)
        }
Java
//asynchronously retrieve all documents
ApiFuture<QuerySnapshot> future = db.collection("cities").get();
// future.get() blocks on response
List<QueryDocumentSnapshot> documents = future.get().getDocuments();
for (QueryDocumentSnapshot document : documents) {
  System.out.println(document.getId() + " => " + document.toObject(City.class));
}
Python
docs = db.collection(u'cities').stream()

for doc in docs:
    print(f'{doc.id} => {doc.to_dict()}')
C++
db->Collection("cities").Get().OnCompletion(
    [](const Future<QuerySnapshot>& future) {
      if (future.error() == Error::kErrorOk) {
        for (const DocumentSnapshot& document :
             future.result()->documents()) {
          std::cout << document << '\n';
        }
      } else {
        std::cout << "Error getting documents: " << future.error_message()
                  << '\n';
      }
    });
  
Node.js
const citiesRef = db.collection('cities');
const snapshot = await citiesRef.get();
snapshot.forEach(doc => {
  console.log(doc.id, '=>', doc.data());
});
Go
fmt.Println("All cities:")
iter := client.Collection("cities").Documents(ctx)
for {
	doc, err := iter.Next()
	if err == iterator.Done {
		break
	}
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	fmt.Println(doc.Data())
}
PHP
$citiesRef = $db->collection('cities');
$documents = $citiesRef->documents();
foreach ($documents as $document) {
    if ($document->exists()) {
        printf('Document data for document %s:' . PHP_EOL, $document->id());
        print_r($document->data());
        printf(PHP_EOL);
    } else {
        printf('Document %s does not exist!' . PHP_EOL, $snapshot->id());
    }
}
Unity
Query allCitiesQuery = db.Collection("cities");
allCitiesQuery.GetSnapshotAsync().ContinueWithOnMainThread(task =>
{
  QuerySnapshot allCitiesQuerySnapshot = task.Result;
  foreach (DocumentSnapshot documentSnapshot in allCitiesQuerySnapshot.Documents)
  {
    Debug.Log(String.Format("Document data for {0} document:", documentSnapshot.Id));
    Dictionary<string, object> city = documentSnapshot.ToDictionary();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> pair in city)
    {
      Debug.Log(String.Format("{0}: {1}", pair.Key, pair.Value));
    }

    // Newline to separate entries
    Debug.Log("");
  }
});
Test
C#
Query allCitiesQuery = db.Collection("cities");
QuerySnapshot allCitiesQuerySnapshot = await allCitiesQuery.GetSnapshotAsync();
foreach (DocumentSnapshot documentSnapshot in allCitiesQuerySnapshot.Documents)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Document data for {0} document:", documentSnapshot.Id);
    Dictionary<string, object> city = documentSnapshot.ToDictionary();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> pair in city)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", pair.Key, pair.Value);
    }
    Console.WriteLine("");
}
Ruby
cities_ref = firestore.col collection_path
cities_ref.get do |city|
  puts "#{city.document_id} data: #{city.data}."
end

Get multiple documents from a collection group

A collection group consists of all collections with the same ID. For example, if each document in your cities collection has a subcollection called landmarks, all of the landmarks subcollections belong to the same collection group. By default, queries retrieve results from a single collection in your database. Use a collection group query to retrieve results from a collection group instead of from a single collection.

List subcollections of a document

The getCollections() method of the Firestore server client libraries lists all subcollections of a document reference.

Retrieving a list of collections is not possible with the mobile/web client libraries. You should only look up collection names as part of administrative tasks in trusted server environments. If you find that you need this capability in the mobile/web client libraries, consider restructuring your data so that subcollection names are predictable.

Web

Not available in the Web client library.

Swift

Not available in the iOS client library.

Objective-C

Not available in the Objective-C client library.

Java
Android

Not available in the Android client library.

Kotlin+KTX
Android

Not available in the Android client library.

Java
Iterable<CollectionReference> collections =
    db.collection("cities").document("SF").listCollections();

for (CollectionReference collRef : collections) {
  System.out.println("Found subcollection with id: " + collRef.getId());
}
Python
collections = db.collection('cities').document('SF').collections()
for collection in collections:
    for doc in collection.stream():
        print(f'{doc.id} => {doc.to_dict()}')
C++

Not available in the C++ client library.

Node.js
const sfRef = db.collection('cities').doc('SF');
const collections = await sfRef.listCollections();
collections.forEach(collection => {
  console.log('Found subcollection with id:', collection.id);
});
Go
iter := client.Collection("cities").Doc("SF").Collections(ctx)
for {
	collRef, err := iter.Next()
	if err == iterator.Done {
		break
	}
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	fmt.Printf("Found collection with id: %s\n", collRef.ID)
}
PHP
$cityRef = $db->collection('cities')->document('SF');
$collections = $cityRef->collections();
foreach ($collections as $collection) {
    printf('Found subcollection with id: %s' . PHP_EOL, $collection->id());
}
Unity
// This is not yet supported in the Unity SDK.
C#
DocumentReference cityRef = db.Collection("cities").Document("SF");
IAsyncEnumerable<CollectionReference> subcollections = cityRef.ListCollectionsAsync();
IAsyncEnumerator<CollectionReference> subcollectionsEnumerator = subcollections.GetAsyncEnumerator(default);
while (await subcollectionsEnumerator.MoveNextAsync())
{
    CollectionReference subcollectionRef = subcollectionsEnumerator.Current;
    Console.WriteLine("Found subcollection with ID: {0}", subcollectionRef.Id);
}
Ruby
city_ref = firestore.doc "#{collection_path}/SF"
city_ref.cols do |col|
  puts col.collection_id
end

Learn more about different types of queries.