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Error getting the profile

This is for course Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js

I've spent at least 3 hours on this and would greatly appreciate any help you could give.

var Profile = require("./profile.js"); is included at the top. profile.js is included and has not been edited. I am checking usernames that do exist.

Error given is There was an error getting the profile for alexvillanueva.

function user(request, response) {
  var username = request.url.replace("/", "");
  if(username.length > 0) {
    response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type':'text/plain'});
    var studentProfile = new Profile(username);
    studentProfile.on("end", function(profileJSON){
      var values = {
                  //Simple Response
  response.write(values.username + " has " + values.badges + " badges \n");
studentProfile.on("error", function(error){
  response.write(error.message + "\n");

1 Answer

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 37,329 Points

Hi Alex. When asking questions it is helpful to link to the video you are working on and also to post all of your code. I assume you are on this video. If so if you look at the question about this video you will see Steve's answer about the link on treehouse for profiles changing. if you change profile.js to this it should work.

var request = https.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/profiles/" + username + ".json",  function(response) {

Hope this helps and good luck. Post back to the community if you are still stuck.