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JavaScript JavaScript Quickstart Data Types and Variables Creating Variables

Date type and variables

Use the alert() function to display the contents of the message variable in a dialogue window.

How can I solve this?

var myName = "Shira";
var myAge = 33;
var message = myName + ' is ' + myAge;

alert ("message");

1 Answer

Charles Badger
Charles Badger
18,189 Points

remove the quotes from "message" in your alert.

When you type


you're telling JavaScript to display the string "message" in an alert.

If you were to use


you would be telling JavaScript to display the contents of the message variable in an alert.

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,887 Points

Hi Charles,

Just an FYI, since your comment correctly answers the question, I've converted it into an answer.

I also applied syntax highlighting to your code examples. It's especially helpful here as it draws attention to the fact that "message" and message are different types.