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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Challenge I can’t seem to get through.

Challenge I can’t seem to get through.

I have a problem though, people keep on adding product ideas that are too short. It makes the suggestions look bad. Can you please raise a ValueError if the product_idea is less than 3 characters long? product_idea is a string. Thanks in advance!

def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea len <=3:
        raise ValueError ("More than 3 characters is required for a suggestion")
    return product_idea + "inator"

I've tried for the last half hour! Not giving up. I will do this whole course then go back though it again. We all learn at a different pace! Thank you for your support community.

1 Answer

Here's a hint:

len(string) will return the number of characters in string

Grigorij Schleifer
Grigorij Schleifer
10,365 Points

Hi Kristian, you are almost there. Be careful though to check for length less than and not less and equal 3 ...