Yes Ewan. You are absolutely correct… Whew!
But amazingly, my Back-End-Stack is starting to gel!
When I commented out the “Create” query, I also copied and pasted
a portion of it to preserve some formatting for the “CreateDatabase” query
and in doing so, the “data” parm was left intact, and didn’t appear out of place
as many Nodejs objects readily use this parm so very often.
So my faulty assumption was that the “data” parm was also included
in the “CreateDatabase” query. So then I was just disregarding it.
And because the error that was thrown was a "Validation Error,"
I immediately thought "authentication."
I think had I seen an “Invalid Query” type message, it would have drawn
my attention to the query , and not authentication, as the error focus.
But… Lesson learned moving forward…
… And thanks for extending your support.