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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays Useful Array Methods

Howie Yeo
Howie Yeo
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Else if clause not nested together?

Hey all, Can anyone explain why is the 'else clause' and 'if clause' not together in one line ? ( aka 'else if clause') This below code looks like it can an regular 'else if' clause?

else {
      if ( inStock.indexOf( search ) > -1 ) {
        print('Yes, we have ' + search + ' in the store.');
      } else {
        print( search + ' is not in stock.' );

2 Answers


I think you are asking if if else can not be on the same line. Writing this is valid:

if() {
// do
} else if () {
// do something else
} else {
// else

It depends on what the if condition as checking at the beginning if you want to use if else. if you are checking for more than one conditions.

I guess it could have been another else if and then the final else in this case. It will work either way, I think Dave just wanted to show how you can nest conditionals.