How to fix a Mongo typo

I'm new to mongodb. How would I fix a typo in an object? I tried this query but it resulted in an error of "Unexpected token ILLEGAL"


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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAsked:
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Rather than update using a $set command I was able to go a different route. I overwrote the entire json entry. This wasn't ideal but it did the trick.


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To me, it looks like the original problem might have been the quotes around yDescription.
Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
If I don't have the quotes around yDescription then the error I get is "SyntaxError: Unexpected token {"


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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
My solution is more of a workaround than an actual solution. It's not even a technically correct solution. Instead of updating a single value, I overwrote all of the values. I'd still like to learn how to update just a single value.
Please try this.  There needs to be a colon character after the $set
db.mer22.update({_id:12345},{$set: {yDescription : "Candy"}})

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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that did the trick! I was missing a colon after the set.
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