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I keep getting "db.collection is not a function" in the browser This is the MEAN stack

I have node.js, mongo, express, npm, nodemon, mocha, body-parser, and npm mongodb installed and working the first file is my server file called app.js

const express = require('express');
const app = express();
const path = require('path');
const bodyParser = require('body-parser');
const routes = require('./api/routes');

app.set('port', 3000);

let server = app.listen(app.get('port'), function() {
    let port = server.address().port;
    console.log('Port ' + port);

app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'public')));

app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended : false }));

app.use('/api', routes);

the next is my routes file called index.js

let express = require('express');
let routes = express.Router();

let ctrl = require('../controllers/controllers.js');




module.exports = routes;

then controllers.js

let dbconn = require('../data/dbconnection.js');
let profileData = require('../data/proData.json');

module.exports.GetAll = function(req, res) {
   let db = dbconn.get();
   let collect = db.collection('profile');

    .toArray(function(err, docs) {
module.exports.GetOne = function(req, res) {
    let ProID = req.
    console.log("GET the json");
        .json( ProID );
module.exports.profileAddOne = function(req, res) {

Then my dbconnection.js

let MongoClient = require('mongodb').MongoClient;
let dburl = 'mongodb://localhost:27017/profileDB';

let _connection = null;

let open = function() {
    MongoClient.connect(dburl, function(err, db) {
        if (err) {
            console.log("DB connection Error");
        _connection = db;
        console.log("DB connection open", db);

let get = function() {
    return _connection;

module.exports = {
    open : open,
    get : get

any help would be awesome thank you.

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,024 Points

You didn't provide a course link, but just a wild guess: instead of "collection", might you have meant "connection"?

STEVEN!!!! how in the world are you? this is actually a home project but I did try connection, and no dice:(

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,024 Points

I'm pretty good! And if you can put this into a workspace, I can take another look.

How do you put into a workspace?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,024 Points

You can either use the upload function, or create new files and paste in.

hey man sorry for the late response I am currently working two jobs, well three if you count the army reserves and school so my time for my project is limited. I tried to do a work space but my account is inactive right now, so it wont let me put it up there.