Inserting data with timestamp in MongoDB

Hi all,
I am trying to learn the basics of MongoDB to insert some process data from a PLC so that another application of a partner uses this data in realtime.
I would use Node-RED to read the data from the Siemens PLC (using S7 node) and inserting it into the MongoDB data base. I am trying the nodes of Node-red-node-mongodb.

I have created a data base for trials with a timeseries collection. So the inserted document must include a time field, but I am not being able to do it correctly.
I inject the "timestamp" value, but it isn't recogniced as a correct time field and cannot be inserted in the MongoDB data base.

How should I do it? (please, take into account that my programming background is very poor).

Thanks in advance and best regards

hi .. are you sending your "timestamp" field as a Date or is it a String and its failing ?
I did some quick test with a timeseries collection and this worked for me

Function node to prepare a msg.payload for the mongodb out node set to Insert :

msg.payload = {
    "timestamp": new Date(),
    "value1": 33,
    "value2": 12

return msg;


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If you give us more information of the stucture of data that come from the S7 node maybe we can help
to tweak the code based on your project.

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