Starting application

upon doing npm start, the file is getting crashed and it’s showing this this:

server@1.0.0 start /home/ankit/Desktop/mflix-js
nodemon -L ./index.js

[nodemon] 1.18.10
[nodemon] to restart at any time, enter rs
[nodemon] watching: .
[nodemon] starting node ./index.js
MongoParseError: URI malformed, cannot be parsed
at parseConnectionString (/home/ankit/Desktop/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/uri_parser.js:407:21)
at connect (/home/ankit/Desktop/mflix-js/node_modules/mongodb/lib/operations/mongo_client_ops.js:188:3)

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please help

As the error message indicate the uri of your cluster is not set properly in the config file.

Look for dotenv_unix (or dotenv_win if you struggle on windows - This is the config file for connection) file in the root of your downloaded project, in the line 5 (or so) find the “MFLIX_DB_URI” and you’ll see a place to change and personalize your URI with the code you’ve generated when you built your cluster.
My personal string : MFLIX_DB_URI=mongodb+srv://m220student:m220password@mflix-*****.mongodb.net/test?retryWrites=true

Edit: dont forget to change the config file name to {{ .env }} after downloading all stuff to the project.