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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects The Student Record Search Challenge Solution

3,650 Points

I have followed the code in the video, BUT my code is NOT displaying on the web page.

None of my search results are displaying on the web page. I can't see what have I done wrong?.

var students = [ 
   name: 'Dave',
    track: 'Front End Development',
    achievements: 158,
    points: 14730
    name: 'Jody',
    track: 'iOS Development with Swift',
    achievements: '175',
    points: '16375'
    name: 'Jordan',
    track: 'PHP Development',
    achievements: '55',
    points: '2025'
    name: 'John',
    track: 'Learn WordPress',
    achievements: '40',
    points: '1950'
    name: 'Trish',
    track: 'Rails Development',
    achievements: '5',
    points: '350'
var message = '';
var student;
var search;

function print(message) {
    var outputDiv = document.getElementById('output');
    outputDiv.innerHTML = message;

function getStudentReport(student) {
    var report = '<h2>Student: ' + student.name + '</h2>';
    report += '<p>Track: ' + student.track + '</p>';
    report += '<p>Points: ' + student.points + '</p>';
    report += '<p>Achievements: ' + student.achievements + '</p>';
    return report;

while (true) {
    search = prompt('Search student records: type a name [jody] (or type "wuit" to end)');
    if (search === null || search.toLowerCase() === 'quit') {
    for (var i = 0; i < students.length; i += 1) {
        student = students[i];
        if (student.name === search) {
            message = getStudentReport(student);

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

Are you searching for the exact name (including capitalization)?

If that's not it, perhaps you overlooked the message in the teacher's notes:

Most browsers ... wait until the loop finishes and then they print to the window. So, you'll see a blank page until you type "quit" in the prompt window β€” then you'll see all the output printed to the screen.