In one of my route files I have a mongoose connection:
const mongoose = require("mongoose"); mongoose.connect(process.env.MONGO_URI); let db = mongoose.connection;
I also have the first 2 lines of the above in my model files.
I believe I need the library in order to access the Schema, plugin, and model methods. But I think the line that opens a connection to mongodb can be deleted from the model file. Is that correct?