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JavaScript

searching through my object

i have watched the tutorial more than four time, i dot find a reason why my seach name is not print it on the browser.

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>Points: " + student.points + "</p>"; report += "<p>Achievements " + student.achievements + "</p>"; return report; }

while (true) { search = prompt('Search student record: type a name [Dmitry] (or type "quit" to end)'); if (search === null || search.toLowerCase() === 'quit') { break; }

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

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,250 Points

You only see the results after you enter "quit" — did you do that?

You didn't provide a link to the course but I seem to recall this is explained in the "Teacher's Notes" section on that page.

HI steven i'm actually having trouble with my input prompt, the teacher explain if i don't add search === null my input it will never been an string , actually output just null instead of an string, i have been searching a lot about on the internet about i have't any clear explaination about it . i'm getting overwaming with this bug .

i will apreciate your help. https://github.com/AlejandroBryan/object here is the link to github. and here you the link to the tutorial https://teamtreehouse.com/library/the-student-record-search-challenge-solution

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,250 Points

If I put in a student name, then on the next prompt enter "quit", I see the student info just as expected. I don't think I understand the problem you are having.