How to setup a local mongo db for strapi without running the command "npx create-strapi-app" manually

System Information
  • **Strapi Version3:
  • **Operating Systemwindows:
  • **Databasemongo db:
  • **Node Version14.0.0:
  • **NPM Version6.14.4:
  • **Yarn Version1.22.17:

So, I was invited through GitLab to work on a strapi project. I cloned the project and ran “yarn install” successfully. Now my question is: How do I setup a local mongodb database for the cloned project without running the command “npx create-strapi-app” manually? I was getting the below error in the image if I tried to run “yarn develop” so thought its something to do with the db not being configured.

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