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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements A Basic If Statement

Jonatan Luna
Jonatan Luna
2,554 Points

I dont undestand

whats the pont?

script.js
var isAdmin = true;
var isStudent = false;
if (isAdmin = true){
  alert("Welcome administrator");
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>

3 Answers

Jaroslaw Adamowicz
Jaroslaw Adamowicz
11,634 Points

I think that you forgot one equals sign. If statement should look like this:

if (isAdmin == true) { alert("Welcome administrator") }

You use one equals sign to assign a value, and two of them for comparison.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,014 Points

The "point" of the challenges is just to practice what you're learning.

But if you're having trouble passing task 1, it looks like there's two issues:

  • the conditional has an assignment operator ("=") instead of a comparision ("==")
  • you still need a closing brace ("}") to end your conditional code block.
philip busacco
philip busacco
5,188 Points

Jaroslaw is correct. You assign variables with the single '=' operator, compare with the double '==' or strict triple '==='.