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

Miguel Choi
Miguel Choi
2,472 Points

How do I assing a return value?

I am having trouble assigning a return value correctly. Please help!

script.js
function getYear() {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;
}
getYear()
var yearToday
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,328 Points

You're close. You need an assignment operator ("=") after the name of your new variable, and then on the other side of that operator is where you will put the call to your function.

var yearToday = getYear();