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

Akeia Escobar
Akeia Escobar
1,957 Points

Can't get the results to print

I can't seem to get the searched name to print. There's no error in the console. I haven't looked at other people's code as I'm looking for a push in the right direction and not a solution. I also wasn't sure if I should leave the for in loop, but it didn't work when I took it out either.

My code:

let HTML= '';
let search;

//print function

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

let students = [
   name: 'Cayden',
   track: 'C#',
   achievements: 10,
   points: '2123'

   name: 'Akeia',
   track: 'Full Stack Development',
   achievements: 15,
   points: '4253'

   name: 'Yaya',
   track: 'Front End Development',
   achievements: 13,
   points: '2435'

   name: 'Jason',
   track: 'Beginner Python',
   achievements: 12,
   points: '2321'

   name: 'Ashley',
   track: 'iOS',
   achievements: '9',
   points: '1324'

while (true) {
  search = prompt('Search student records (ex: "James") or type quit to exit ').toLowerCase();
  if (search === 'quit') {
  } else {
    for (let i = 0; i < students.length; i += 1) {
    if (search === students[i].name) {
     for (studentData in students[i]) {
    HTML += '<p>' +  studentData + ': ' + students[i][studentData] + '</br>'

1 Answer

You have converted search to lowercase but your student names are title case. You would need to convert those as well in your comparison:

if (search === students[i].name.toLowerCase()) {

Also not due to browser behavior the results won't display on the page until you quit.

Akeia Escobar
Akeia Escobar
1,957 Points

Thank you. That worked!