thanks for your response. Unfortunately, we are going round circles. The post you are pointing to shows the standard method of copying the string from Atlas - this generates an incorrect connection string! I am using MacOS, it may work on Windows, on MacOS it produces an incomplete connection string.
I had assistance earlier for the Compass connection:
Authentication Database: admin
Replica Set Name: Cluster0-shard-0
Read Preference: Primary
SSL: System CA /Atlas Deployment
SSH Tunnel: None
But Lecture 2 requires a Mongo shell connection to Atlas Sandbox I created. I have a very simple question: Given the Compass connection parameters above, what is the Mongo shell connection string?
I have already spent hours trying to resolve the connection problems; I can see that other people have similar connection issues. Please, do not refer me to posts and online documentation that invariably ends up in the same place: https://cloud.mongodb.com/v2/5d92c947d5ec139d1a8f5281#clusters/connect?clusterId=Cluster0
Unfortunately, this method does NOT work!