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Blake Baxendell
Blake Baxendell
16,344 Points

Require is not defined when it is.

Got an error in my terminal and when I went to JSHint it is stating the require is not defined but it is.

'use strict';

var mongoose = require("mongoose");


var db = mongoose.connection;

db.on("error", function(err){
    console.error("connection error:", err);

db.once("open", function(){
    console.log("Db connection success");
    //All db communication goes here

    var Schema = mongooose.Schema;
    var AnimalSchema = new Schema({
        type: String,
        color: String,
        size: String,
        mass: Number,
        name: String

    var Animal = mongoose.model("Animal", AnimalSchema);

    var elephant = new Animal({
        type: "elephant",
        color: "gray",
        size: "big",
        mass: 6000,
        name: "Lawrence"

    elephant.save(function(err) {
        if(err) console.error("save failed.", err);
        else console.log("saved!");
            console.log("db connection closed");


Are you able to require anything else in this file? If not, are you using it in node? 'require' is not native to the browser and will not work without added tools like Browserify.

From the docs: 'First be sure you have MongoDB and Node.js installed.'

Would need more information pertaining your environment to help further.

Blake Baxendell
Blake Baxendell
16,344 Points

I do get:

connection error: { Error: connect ECONNREFUSED [localhost ip]:27017 at TCPConnectWrap.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:1161:14) name: 'MongoError', message: 'connect ECONNREFUSED [localhost ip]:27017' }

I don't remember if I had this error before or not. The above is not my normal ip. So not sure where that is.