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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Using String Methods

Bummer! The `userName` variable is "23188XTR#SMITH" not "23188XTR#SMITH".

Pretty frustrated with this challenge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";
var userName = id.toUpperCase()+ "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,624 Points

Hey Timothy,

The '+' isn't actually the problem. Although, for aesthetic purposes, Thomas is correct and there should be a space.

The problem causing the "Bummer" is that you are calling toUpperCase() twice on the same variable. If you delete the first one you have coded, the challenge will be passed. :)

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";
var userName = id.toUpperCase()+ "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();


Thomas Fildes
Thomas Fildes
16,201 Points

Hi Timothy,

I understand your pain because I was pulling my hair out at this challenge too. The only thing I can think is wrong is the '+' has not been properly spaced away from the 'id.toUpperCase()'. Here is my code below if it helps:

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";

var userName = id.toUpperCase() + "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();