# mongoc_write_concern_t¶

Write Concern abstraction

## Synopsis¶

mongoc_write_concern_t tells the driver what level of acknowledgement to await from the server. The default, MONGOC_WRITE_CONCERN_W_DEFAULT, is right for the great majority of applications.

You can specify a write concern on connection objects, database objects, collection objects, or per-operation. Data-modifying operations typically use the write concern of the object they operate on, and check the server response for a write concern error or write concern timeout. For example, mongoc_collection_drop_index() uses the collection’s write concern, and a write concern error or timeout in the response is considered a failure.

Exceptions to this principle are the generic command functions:

These generic command functions do not automatically apply a write concern, and they do not check the server response for a write concern error or write concern timeout.

 MONGOC_WRITE_CONCERN_W_DEFAULT (1) By default, writes block awaiting acknowledgement from MongoDB. Acknowledged write concern allows clients to catch network, duplicate key, and other errors. MONGOC_WRITE_CONCERN_W_UNACKNOWLEDGED (0) With this write concern, MongoDB does not acknowledge the receipt of write operation. Unacknowledged is similar to errors ignored; however, mongoc attempts to receive and handle network errors when possible. MONGOC_WRITE_CONCERN_W_MAJORITY (majority) Block until a write has been propagated to a majority of the nodes in the replica set. n Block until a write has been propagated to at least n nodes in the replica set.
The write concern MONGOC_WRITE_CONCERN_W_ERRORS_IGNORED (value -1) is a deprecated synonym for MONGOC_WRITE_CONCERN_W_UNACKNOWLEDGED (value 0), and will be removed in the next major release.