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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Using try and catch

HELP!!! with code challenge task 1 of 2

anything i put isn't working as the answer
error message unexpected token in json at position 0

app.js
var jsonString = 'This is not a JSON String';
var jsonObject = JSON.parse(jsonString);

 try{var jsonString = 'This is not a JSON String'; var jsonObject = JSON.parse(jsonString);

    } catch (error) {

}

1 Answer

Cheo R
Cheo R
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try{
  var jsonString = 'This is not a JSON String';
  var jsonObject = JSON.parse(jsonString);

} catch (error) {

}

Hello marcolamoon, try cutting jsonString and *jsonObject from lines 1 and 2 and pasting them into the try block. It think it's just the parser having a problem with seeing two sets of each the way you were doing it.