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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js A Simple Merge Utility

varlevi
varlevi
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Generic Error Giving Me No Help

Hi! I've been trying to complete this code challenge, but am not receiving any helpful errors. All I'm getting is a "Bummer: Your implementation is off. Try again." message. Need something to help me more forward!

index.js
var utilities = require("./utilities");

var mailValues = {};

mailValues.first_name = "Janet";

var emailTemplate = "Hi %first_name%! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)";

var mergedContent = utilities.merge(emailTemplate, mailValues);

//mergedContent === "Hi Janet! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)";
utilities.js
function merge(content, values) {
  for (key in values) {
    content = "Hi " + values[key] + "! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)"
  }
  return content;
}


module.exports.merge = merge;

1 Answer

Looks like you have the loop done alright. Maybe try something with String.prototyp.replace() like:

content = content.replace(...);

By using replace, you could replace the text between the percent signs with the value in values[key]. Hope this helps :)