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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects The Student Record Search Challenge Solution

my student report doesn't print to the page even when I exit/type quit

I think I have the code right and the prompt is behaving correctly. Here is my code:

var message = '';
var student;
var search;

function print(message) {
  var outputDiv = document.getElementById('output');
  outputDiv.innerHTML = message;
}

function getStudentReport(student) {
  var report = '<h2>Student: ' + student.name + '</h2>';
  report += '<p>Track: ' + student.track + '</p>';
  report += '<p>Acheivements: ' + student.achievements + '</p>';
  report += '<p>Points: ' + student.points + '</p>';
  return report;
}

while (true)  {
  search = prompt('Search for a student at Treehouse. Type \'quit\' to exit');
  if (search === null || search.toLowerCase() === 'quit')  {
    break;
}

for (var i = 0; i < students.length; i += 1)  {
  student = students[i];
  if (search.toLowerCase() === student.name)  {
    message = getStudentReport(student);
    print(message)
  }
}
}

2 Answers

Joel Greek
Joel Greek
4,421 Points

Hello! the semi colon won't make any difference since Javascript is a very forgiving language.

But in your for loop you need to change:

if (search.toLowerCase() === student.name) {

to

if (search === student.name.toLowerCase()) {

and it will work just fine.

Also: If you want you could change \'quit\' to "quit" if you like, but that's just a personal preference. You also made a minor spelling error on: ' report += '<p>Acheivements: ' + student.achievements + '</p>';' Nothing that will affect the logic though.

Hope this helped! / Joel

Megan O'Brien
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Megan O'Brien
Treehouse Project Reviewer

The last line of code in your for statement doesn't end with a semi colon.

You should have print(message); it is currently print(message) without a ; .

I hope this helps!