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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

Maximilian Dennison
Maximilian Dennison
2,077 Points


Call the getYear function: store the returned value of the function in a new variable named yearToday. I need help Please?

function getYear(){
var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;

var = yearToday(); 
  return year(); 
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Jordan Stokes
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Jordan Stokes
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 27,292 Points

The syntax is wrong. It should be:

 function getYear() {
    var year = new Date().getFullYear();
    return year;

 var yearToday = getYear();

The syntax for storing a returned value into a new variable is: var {variable-name} = {funtion-name}();

Also, in general, you seem to not understand JavaScript's syntax. I'd consider going back and reviewing sections.