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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays Using For Loops with Arrays

Printing individual string characters instead of individual array elements

Why is the below code writing individual string characters instead of individual array elements?

'''function printList(array_var){ var listHTML = '<ol>'; for(var i=0;i<array_var.length;i++){ listHTML += '<li>'+ array_var[i] + '</li>'; } listHTML += '</ol>'; } var name = ["John","Rita","Jack","Henry"]; printList(name);'''

2 Answers

Nevermind...name is a 'named constant', selecting a different variable name fixed it.

Ezra Siton
Ezra Siton
12,644 Points

First write the code like this (more readable!!) (see "markdown Cheatsheet")

If you change name to "myName" i will work fine.

function printList(array_var) {
    var listHTML = '<ol>';
    for (var i = 0; i < array_var.length; i++) {
        listHTML += '<li>' + array_var[i] + '</li>';
    listHTML += '</ol>';
        return listHTML;
var myName = ["John", "Rita", "Jack", "Henry"];
var myList = printList(myName );
alert (myList);