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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Using String Methods

Please check my answer to challenge Task 2 of 2

I keep getting message " Task 1 no longer passing" after I did Challenge Task 2 of 2. Please check code error. Thanks

app.js
var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";

var userName = id.toUpperCase()+= "#" += lastName.toUpperCase();
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

andren
andren
28,538 Points

The issue is that you use the += operator instead of the + operator. The + operator adds values together and creates a new value as a result. The += operator on the other hand is a shorthand that allows you to add a value directly to a variable, it is not valid to use it in the way you do in your code.

If you simply change += to + like this:

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";

var userName = id.toUpperCase() + "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();

Then your code will work.

leahjoyce
leahjoyce
6,753 Points

var userName = id.toUpperCase()+= "#" += lastName.toUpperCase();

Your answer should be var userName = id.toUpperCase() + "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();

Thanks!