Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

Piotr Skutnik
Piotr Skutnik
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 11,712 Points

Call the getYear function: store the returned value of the function in a new variable named yearToday.

Can anybody help with this task, this is very frustrating, I need some help my freinds!!

function getYear() {
   var year = new Data().getFullYear();
   return = year;

var yearToday = getYear(); 
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Adam Pengh
Adam Pengh
29,881 Points

You're very close. The only issue is when you return a value from a function, you don't need the equals sign. See below:

function getYear() {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;

var yearToday = getYear();