"array of strings (*)" - MongoDB and Mongoose - Create a Model

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I have passed the test, but I would like to know the meaning of the asterisk in the prototype: favoriteFoods : array of strings (*). It is not mentioned anywhere in the tutorial, and googling “mongoose schema asterisk array of strings” turns up nothing useful.

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its simply saying, favoriteFoods values will be an array which will have none or one or more “strings” as its value.

it’s a prototype as in consider this as a “pseudocode” kind of a thing! unless im wrong then perhaps others can help, happy learning :slight_smile:

i was going to guess that * is from the regex * which means 0 or more (not 1 or more)

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