Beta and API Projects Using MongoDB / Mongoose [SOLVED]

Maybe I’m missing something simple but in both the challenges (in beta) and api projects (URL shortener) using glitch (gomix) I cannot seem to do

mongoose.connect(process.env.MONGO_URI);

This works locally and all is well in that regard. I’m able to do all CRUD using mLab, and get through all challenges, but authentication fails in the gomix project so I’ve yet to port that code for fcc testing.

Any ideas? Is it just another beta quirk yet to be worked out?

fwiw the node and express challenges, and first two api projects, are fine in gomix and local.

Nvm, my dbpass contained parenthesis ‘(’ within and it must not like that (gomix, local is fine). Changed to something simple.