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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

Riley Hays
Riley Hays
6,204 Points

mailValue not defined.

I'm not sure what I'm doing incorrectly

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) {
  for(var key in values){
content = content.replace("%" + mailValues.first_name + "%", values[key]);
  }
    return content;
}


module.exports.merge = merge;

1 Answer

Brian Jensen
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STAFF
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Brian Jensen
Treehouse Staff

Hiya Riley Hays :wave:

You were really close! As you're inside of the for/in loop, the key variable is what you want to concatenate with the % symbols.