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

Thaddeus Lorenz
Thaddeus Lorenz
3,434 Points

Task 1 not working

I cant get task 1 to work, please help me.

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";
var userName= id.toUpperCase();
var userName+= "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,925 Points

Your task 1 code is fine.

The error message is a bit misleading. If you introduce a syntax error (like trying to call a variable as a function), it invalidates the entire script. And since task 1 is retested first, you get that message.

Anyway, if you remove that last line, your code is essentially correct, but the challenge is looking for a solution that expands the statement in task 1 to do everything in a single line. Try concatenating your additional elements in the original initialization instead of appending them on a separate line.

You might consider the challenge's picky expectations to be a bug. If so, you may want to submit a bug report using the instructions on the Support page.