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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js A Simple Merge Utility

Javier Perez Narvaez
Javier Perez Narvaez
14,974 Points

Implementation of the merge method

Hi Team, I run this function in Visual Code and replace the name in the content, but the Challenge does not approve it. I don't know what is missing!!!! Greetings...

index.js
var utilities = require("./utilities");

var mailValues = {};

mailValues.first_name = "Janet";

var emailTemplate = "Hi %first_name%! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)";

var mergedContent = utilities.merge(emailTemplate, mailValues);

//mergedContent === "Hi Janet! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)";
utilities.js
function merge(content, values) {
  content = content.replace(/%first_name%/, values.first_name);
  return content;
}


module.exports.merge = merge;

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,799 Points

This implementation will only replace a token for "first name". What the instructions are asking for is a module that would replace any number of tokens using an object with any number of values.

Hint: You'll probably need a loop.

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
7,174 Points

The video on Binding Values gives an example of how to do this. In the video, he says "You will want to Cycle over the keys, then Replace all {{key}} with the value from the values object." The only difference is that you aren't using the double curly braces as the key delimiter, but rather percent signs. If you take the rest of the info from the code in the video, it should work for you (that's what I did and it worked).