Install and Set Up Mongoose (I am confused)

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GLITCH_DEBUGGER=true
# Environment Config

# store your secrets and config variables in here
# only invited collaborators will be able to see your .env values

# reference these in your code with process.env.SECRET
SECRET=
MADE_WITH=
MONGO_URI='mongodb+srv://<username>:<ENTERYOURPASSWORDHERE>@<clustername>-vlas9.mongodb.net/test?retryWrites=true'
# note: .env is a shell file so there can't be spaces around =
# The entire url should be surrounded by single quotes


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{
  "name": "fcc-mongo-mongoose-challenges",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "description": "A boilerplate project",
  "main": "server.js",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node server.js"
  },
  "dependencies": {
    "body-parser": "^1.15.2",
    "dotenv": "^8.2.0",
    "express": "^4.12.4",
    "mongodb": "^3.0.0",
    "mongoose": "^5.6.5"
  },
  "engines": {
    "node": "4.4.5"
  },
  "repository": {
    "type": "git",
    "url": "https://hyperdev.com/#!/project/welcome-project"
  },
  "keywords": [
    "node",
    "hyperdev",
    "express"
  ],
  "license": "MIT"
}



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/** # MONGOOSE SETUP #

/* ================== */

/** 1) Install & Set up mongoose */

const mongoose = require('mongoose');

mongoose.connect(process.env.MONGO_URI);


Challenge: Install and Set Up Mongoose

Link to the challenge:

Hello there,

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Otherwise, I can see you are defining mongoose, and connecting to your database, below all of the exports. The exports in myApp.js should be the last lines of the script.

Hope this clarifies


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as i read your .env file, it looks like your MONGO_URI variable does not contain your database user credentials.
Have you setup your MongoDB on Atlas as explained from the tutorial in the challenge? It does skip the part you need to create a user iirc, to receive a link which contains its id and pass

Hi, I made an attempt on installing it and the whole installation is not clicking to me. if you could get someone to help me one on one and step by step that would be great.

check out this video, i think it should help you figure it out

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