JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects The Student Record Search Challenge Solution

Christopher deSousa
Christopher deSousa
2,916 Points

Can't figure out why nothings printing to the page even after initiating quit!

var message = ''; var student; var search;

function print(message) { var outputDiv = document.getElementById('output') outputDiv.innerHTML = message; };

function getStudentRep( student ){ var report = '<h2>Student: ' + student.name + '</h2>'; report += '<p>Track: ' + student.track + '</p>'; report += '<p>Achievements: ' + student.ach + '</p>'; report += '<p>Points: ' + student.points + '</p>'; return report; }

while (true) { search = prompt("Find a student in our database by typing the students name. Type 'quit' to exit"); if (search === null || search.toLowerCase() === 'quit'){ break; } for (var i = 0; i < students.length; i += 1) { student = students[i]; if (student.name === search.toLowerCase){ message = getStudentRep( student ); print(message); }

} };

1 Answer

KRIS NIKOLAISEN
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KRIS NIKOLAISEN
Pro Student 51,960 Points

Here toLowerCase should be followed by parentheses.

if (student.name === search.toLowerCase)

Also if you are checking the lower case of search it should be compared to the lower case of name - otherwise you'll never get a match

if (student.name.toLowerCase() === search.toLowerCase())