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

Javascript Basic question

Can you help me with Challenge Task 3 Call the getYear function: store the returned value of the function in a new variable named yearToday.

function getYear () {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  var yearToday =  2018;
  return yearToday;
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

For task 2, you don't need that "yearToday" variable inside the function at all. Just return the "year" value you established using the line they provided.

Then for task 3, don't make any more changes to the function. Create the new variable outside of the function, and assign it to the value you get by calling the function. To call a function, you just write the function name followed by a pair of parentheses.

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,314 Points

After the "getYear()" function, on a new line create a new variable name "yearToday". Save "getYear()" function in the "yearToday" variable. Hope this help!

Pavlo Morgun
Pavlo Morgun
18,688 Points

You've created the function but have not called it. Also, you already did the hard work of getting the year here; var year = new Date().getFullYear();

No need to create a new var yearToday = 2018;

Add this line to the top of your js code;


function getYear () {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year ;

Bummer: You need to create a variable named yearToday. It should be outside of the function.