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Ruby Ruby Loops Build a Simple Contact List Assigning Hash Values From Methods

Could someone point out the mistake I have here? Would greatly appreciate the help!

Not sure why the push method isn't working or what the error I'm getting is pointing to. Any help is greatly appreciated!

contact_list = []

contact = {"name" => "", "phone_number" => "" }


1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, cloud712! I feel like you're overthinking this. We use the .push when we want to add an item to an array. This is a hash. As the instructions indicate, they've created a custom method elsewhere called get_name(). It's going to return a name as a string. For instance, it might return "Cloud". We just don't know. But we want to set the name to whatever it does return.

So I'm expecting:

contact["name"] = get_name()

This will call the method. The method returns a name as a string, and we assign it to the current "name" key of the hash which overwrites whatever was originally there.

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

thank you!