Mongoose and mongo set up issues

I cannot figure out how to create the .env file needed to set up the project. I have tried cloning it and creating a new .env file and it didn’t work. I see that we now need a key value pair for .env files and there are no instructions on how to do that. I checked several forums and still no budge.

the instructions are outdated and im wasting time trying to figure this out please help.

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solution: https://replit.com/@bryanpena2/boilerplate-mongomongoose-4

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Challenge: Install and Set Up Mongoose

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You can’t add an env file in repl:

yes I know I can’t since replit uses key value pairs so what am I supposed to do if I want to use it?

you need to use the secrets tab as the .env file is not supported

Yes I know I need the secrets tab but idk how to use it for this project

e sure to surround the URI with single or double quotes, and remember that you can’t use spaces around the = in environment variables. For example, MONGO_URI='VALUE'

It says this, you instead put the MONGO_URI as secret name and the VALUE as secret value