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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

Stone Garrett
Stone Garrett
928 Points

returning with return getYear (); is not working, what am i doing wrong?

im entering the variable the using the return as i was taught but there seems to be a syntax error

script.js
function getYear() {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
}
return getYear();
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

3 Answers

They want you to return the year variable inside your function

Rachel Lev
Rachel Lev
14,580 Points

You wrote return getYear instead of return year.

James Walsh
James Walsh
7,377 Points

Combine both of these answers.

function getYear() { var year = new Date().getFullYear(); return year; }