Atlas: mongoDB what exactly are the tests doing?

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I’m not sure if I understand what is going on with this Challenge. The challenge completes with no error yet when I view the database on the Atlas: MongoDB there is nothing in the collection. There needs to be a better understanding of what exactly the tests are doing.

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code is fine cause I’m using whats in the hint

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Challenge: Use model.find() to Search Your Database

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Welcome there.

If you look at the tests:

var findByName = require('./myApp.js').findPeopleByName;'/find-all-by-name', function(req, res, next) {
  var t = setTimeout(() => { next({message: 'timeout'}) }, timeout);
  Person.create(req.body, function(err, pers) {
    if(err) { return next(err) }
    findByName(, function(err, data) {
      if(err) { return next(err) }
      if(!data) {
        console.log('Missing `done()` argument');
        return next({message: 'Missing callback argument'});

You can see that the Person is removed from the db, at the end of the function.

Hope this helps

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I just assumed that it wasn’t removing the collection. certainly explains why i don’t see it in the collection. Thanks for the help!