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Sorting by enum values in MongoDB (and Java Driver)

You could think that sorting by an enum value is a routine operation in MongoDB, but if we are interested in some custom order, suddenly it’s not so trivial anymore. In SQL databases, the information about how enum values compare to each other is stored in the schema. Since there are no schemas in MongoDB, we have to find other solutions.