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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) jQuery and AJAX The Office Status Project Revisited

kabir k
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kabir k
Courses Plus Student 18,036 Points

My employee list is not showing up in the preview

I followed along with the video but for some reason my employee list is not showing up in the preview.

Can someone take a look at it and let me know what's wrong?

$(document).ready(function () { 
  var url = '../data/employees.json';
  $.getJSON(url, function (response) {
    var statusHTML = '<ul class="bulleted">';
    $.each(response, function (index, employee) { 
      if (employee.inoffice === true) {
        statusHTML += <li class="in">;
      } else {
        statusHTML += <li class="out">;
      } 
      statusHTML += employee.name + '</li>';
    });
    statusHTML += '</ul>'; 
    $('#employeeList').html(statusHTML); 
  }); // end getJSON
}); // end ready 

2 Answers

kabir k
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kabir k
Courses Plus Student 18,036 Points

Never mind. I found the problem. I forgot to put the <li> tags in the if/else statements in quotes.

Hey Kabir,

It looks like you're missing quotes around the statusHTML inside of the each function. Wrap those in single quotes and you should be good to go.

$(document).ready(function () { 
  var url = '../data/employees.json';
  $.getJSON(url, function (response) {
    var statusHTML = '<ul class="bulleted">';
    $.each(response, function (index, employee) { 
      if (employee.inoffice === true) {
        //added single quotes
        statusHTML += '<li class="in">';
      } else {
        //added single quotes
        statusHTML += '<li class="out">';
      } 
      statusHTML += employee.name + '</li>';
    });
    statusHTML += '</ul>'; 
    $('#employeeList').html(statusHTML); 
  }); // end getJSON
}); // end ready 
kabir k
kabir k
Courses Plus Student 18,036 Points

Thanks, Marcus. Yeah, I realized that as well. Thanks, anyway.

Oh haha I see your comment now. Glad you fixed it, though!