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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Set up the data to pass to the API

set up the data to pass to the API

Challenge Task 3 of 3 You can get the temperature back from the Open Weather Map API in metric (Celsius) or imperial (Farenheit) units. Add another property named units to the data object. Set its value to either "metric" or "imperial"

Bummer: The value for the units property must be either "metric" or "imperial". weather.js index.html degrees $(document).ready(function() { var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather'; var data = { q : "Portland,OR", units : "47degrees", }; }); ​am lost on the "metric or imperial" values help me out if i am lost even more

$(document).ready(function() {
  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "47degrees",
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>What's the Weather Like?</title>
  <script src="jquery.js"></script>
  <script src="weather.js"></script>
  <div id="main">
    <h1>Current temperature: <span id="temperature"></span>&deg;</h1>

1 Answer

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,734 Points

They want either the literal word "metric" or the word "imperial", like: units : "metric",

You're passing in a kind of configuration to tell this weather API what kind of data you want it to send back to you. You don't know that it's 47 degrees in Portland. You're asking the API what the temperature is.