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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Create a variable with a string

Create a player variable with the string 'Jasmine' in it.

Create a player variable with the string 'Jasmine' in it.

app.js
Var player = ('Jasmine');
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

3 Answers

Jawann Carmona
Jawann Carmona
19,556 Points

Yes, you're code should read

var player = "Jasmine";
nico dev
nico dev
20,364 Points

Like Aiden said, you don't need the brackets/parentheses. You will use those later for functions and methods, but to declare a variable and assign a value, you just say var a = 'myString';.

Then another important thing is to use "var" like Aiden showed (that is, no capital letters). Otherwise you may find an error.

Aiden Campbell
Aiden Campbell
6,618 Points

var player = "Jasmine"; or var player = 'Jasmine' ;

There is no need for the brackets when declaring a var.