Syntax error in MongoClient connection

kalex Source

Here is what my server is telling me:

MongoClient.connect('mongodb://<'yoda'>:<'yoda69'>', (err, client) => {
SyntaxError: missing ) after argument list

Here is the code:

MongoClient.connect('mongodb://<'yoda'>:<'yoda69'>', (err, client) => {
  if (err) return console.log(err)
  db = client.db('satr-wars-quotes')
  app.listen(3000, () => {
    console.log('listening on 3000')

I just don't see where this syntax error is being made.



answered 6 months ago scniro #1

You have single quotes in a singly-quoted string. I'd suggest escaping them, or double quote your string, with singles on the inside (or the inverse). Observe the following...


As far as if your connection string is correct, I am unsure, but this fixes your immediate syntax error.

answered 6 months ago tverghis #2

What are yoda and yoda69? Are they variable names, or literal strings?

If they are variable names, you need to either append them to the string using the + operator, or use ES6 template strings to interpolate their values into the larger string:

'mongodb://<' + yoda + '>:<' + yoda69 + '>'



If they are the literal strings, see scniro's answer.

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