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MongoDB Database (digitalOcean) to NextJS with prisma

Hello, I created a Cluster Database (with mongoDB) in digitalOcean then created a new database collection “exampleDB” . In the other side, nextJS project (with prisma) I put the url to connect to my Cluster Database.

So I have 2 cases, the first one, it’s ok and all data from my project NextJS are going to admin file (default file created when we create a cluster) but now I want to put my data from nextJS to a specific file, in exampleDB but it doesn’t work! :(

Case 1:

DATABASE_URL="mongodb+srv://doadmin:password@clusterName-eddb9489.mongo.ondigitalocean.com/admin?tls=true"

Case 2:

DATABASE_URL="mongodb+srv://doadmin:password@clusterName-eddb9489.mongo.ondigitalocean.com/admin?tls=true/exampleDB"

My trouble is with the DATABASE_URL, in the case 2, I have this error:

Error: P1013 The provided database string is invalid. An invalid argument was provided: connection string tls option must be a boolean in database URL. Please refer to the documentation in https://www.prisma.io/docs/reference/database-reference/connection-urls for constructing a correct connection string. In some cases, certain characters must be escaped. Please check the string for any illegal characters.


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Bobby Iliev
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June 16, 2024

Hey!

In MongoDB connection strings, the database name should be specified directly after the hostname, and query parameters (like tls) should be correctly formatted. Here’s how you can adjust your connection string for your specific database exampleDB:

DATABASE_URL="mongodb+srv://doadmin:password@clusterName-eddb9489.mongo.ondigitalocean.com/exampleDB?tls=true"

Let me know how it goes!

- Bobby

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