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JavaScript

Erik L
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Erik L
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Javascript if and else if statements

I'm new to Javascript, I noticed that we can use else if statements consecutively, but are we also allowed to use if statement more than once also?

1 Answer

You can have multiple ifs "together", but JavaScript treats them as if they weren't related. For example...

var name = "Erik";
if (name == "Erik") {
  console.log("Yay!");
}
if (name[0] == "E") {
  console.log("Woohoo!");
}

This program will print both "Yay!" and "Woohoo!". Whereas:

var name = "Erik";
if (name == "Erik") {
  console.log("Yay!");
} else if (name[0] == "E") {
  console.log("Woohoo!");
}

It will only print "Yay!".