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Whenever I try to query by _id, I get zero results

When querying using Business Logic's collectionAccess module by the _id field, zero results are returned. Yet when I run the same query via the REST API, I get a result back.

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The reason that you cannot find your record is that the _id stored in the database is not a string, but rather a BSON object. The query in the REST API automatically does this conversion, but the collectionAccess module in business logic gives you raw access to the database. We've provided a helper function in collectionAccess, objectID, to convert a string to a BSON object. So in order to run your query, you should first convert it using the `objectID` method.

var bsonID = collectionAccess.objectID(request.body._id);

For example:

function onRequest(request, response, modules){

var collectionAccess = modules.collectionAccess;

var myID = collectionAccess.objectID("51756c8f3e3b484004023792");

var myX = collectionAccess.collection("x");

var logger =;

var callback = function(err, result) {

response.body = result;



myX.find({"_id": myID},callback);


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