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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Using String Methods

Josias Kabore
Josias Kabore
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 2,652 Points

I cant get my code to work on js.It says that "the userName variable is undefined". Can anyone help?

the code challenge says to use the string method to assign toUppercase the value id to the variable username.is the string method another type of code or is it the same one that I just used.I am kind of confused since the code is not working. Thanks.

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";
var userName=console.log(id.toUpperCase());
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Thomas Fildes
Thomas Fildes
16,201 Points

Hi Josias,

It is more simple than you think, basically you have used the console.log function which isn't needed because you are only assigning a variable value. Here is the correct code below:

var userName = id.toUpperCase();

Hope this helps,

Happy coding!!!