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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects The Student Record Search Challenge Solution

Howie Yeo
PLUS
Howie Yeo
Courses Plus Student 3,639 Points

Else statement error

Hi,

why do i encounter "Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token else" on a simple if else statement? (at the end of the program)

var message = '';
var student;
var search;

function print(message) {
  var outputDiv = document.getElementById('output');
  outputDiv.innerHTML = message;
}

function getStudentReport( student ) {
  var report = '<h2>Student: ' + student.name + '</h2>';
  report += '<p>Student: ' + student.track + '</p>'; 
  report += '<p>Student: ' + student.achievements + '</p>';
  report += '<p>Student: ' + student.points + '</p>';
  return report;
}

while (true) {
  search = prompt("Enter a student name to get report. (type [exit] to exit)");
  if (search === null || search.toLowerCase() === 'exit') {
    break;
  } 
  for (var i = 0; i < students.length; i +=1) {
    student = students[i];
    if ( student.name === search ) {
        message = getStudentReport( student );
        print(message);
        break;
      }
    } else {
      print('Student not found');
    }

  } 

1 Answer

Stefan Dietz
Stefan Dietz
2,360 Points

Hey Howie,

that's cause you try to close the if{} block twice:

[...]
break;
      }
    } else {
[...]

One of the } is too much.