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

Theresa Greene
Theresa Greene
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,640 Points

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')  {

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

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) {


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

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!