Delete last record in MongoDB collection with DELETE request

I’m new to REST apis and want to simply delete the last POST in my mongoDB collection using a DELETE route with mongoose. The other answers on here do not explain how to do this via a route.. only using the db object.

This is what my current route looks like (I’m getting no errors but it’s not deleting):

router.delete('/last', async (req,res) => {
  try {
    const removedPost = await Post.findAndModify({query :{},"sort": { "_id": -1 }, remove:true})
    res.json({ message: err })

I’ve also tried doing it with findOneAndDelete() but it’s the same, no errors in the logs, 200 OK response, no posts delete:

const removedPost = await Post.findOneAndDelete(
      { __v: 0 },
      { sort: { "date": -1 } }

I’ve also tried it like this without the optional ‘projection’ as i understand it from the docs:

const removedPost = await Post.findOneAndDelete(
      { sort: { "date": -1 } }

I’m calling this route in postman:, without any body. And it’s response is 200 OK and:

    "message": {
        "stringValue": "\"last\"",
        "kind": "ObjectId",
        "value": "last",
        "path": "_id",
        "reason": {}

This is what one of the posts looks like:

en1:"<div class="contact_us"><p style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; ..."
en2:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="cn.svg"><p class="qr">Ch..."
en3:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="iq.svg"><p class="qr">Ir..."
en4:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="pe.svg"><p class="qr">Pe..."
en5:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="ta.svg"><p class="qr">Tr..."
fr1:"<div class="contact_us"><p style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; ..."
fr2:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="cn.svg"><p class="qr">Ch..."
fr3:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="iq.svg"><p class="qr">Ir..."
fr4:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="pe.svg"><p class="qr">Pe..."
fr5:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="ta.svg"><p class="qr">Tr..."
de1:"<div class="contact_us"><p style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; ..."
de2:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="cn.svg"><p class="qr">Ch..."
de3:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="iq.svg"><p class="qr">Ir..."
de4:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="pe.svg"><p class="qr">Pe..."
de5:"<div class="qw"><div class="qe" data-country="ta.svg"><p class="qr">Tr..."

Most stackoverflow answers to this question say something like this below, but I don’t understand how that can be achieved inside a mongoose DELETE route, after all there is no db object is there? Where are they doing this?:


It looks like using limit on the standard mongo remove operation isn't supported though, so you might use something like this to delete the 100 documents:

for(i=0;i<100;i++) {
    db.coll.findAndModify({query :{}, sort: {"_id" : -1}, remove:true})

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