In collection A, we have

"batches" : [

and in Collection B, we have

{ "_id" : ObjectId("56fccffbe7c9f9cf7634dbfe") }

Can we perform a lookup between these 2 collections?

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Yes, you can use the $lookup operator as part of an aggregation, after you $unwind the batches array. For example:


  { $unwind: "$batches" },

  { $lookup:
    from: "collectionB",
    localField: "batches",
    foreignField: "_id",
    as: "collectionB"

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