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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Introduction to Node.js The Console

log method to print out a var


var name = "Andrew";
var details = { favouriteLanguage: "JavaScript", age: 31, children: 2.4 } 
var errorMessage = "Something bad has occurred";
Daniel Botta
Daniel Botta
17,956 Points

Ruben is correct. You are trying to log a string. But in order to do anything with a string in JavaScript, you have to wrap it in single or double quotes. However, as Ruben said, if you want to log the variable called name which stores the string value of "Andrew", you can console.log(name) without any quotes. This is because name = "Andrew";

2 Answers

You can't log Andrew, since it is not a variable name. If you would like to log it - you either need to wrap in the the quotes, like this console.log("Andrew") or log a "name" variable value like this console.log(name)

Hope this helps