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JavaScript Node.js Basics 2017 Building a Command Line Application Parsing JSON

Sandi Wu
Sandi Wu
6,752 Points

Unexpected token u in JSON

I got this error message. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thanks!

***Here are the error messages.

function (encoding, start, end) {                                                                                                                    

SyntaxError: Unexpected token u in JSON at position 1                                                                                                
    at JSON.parse (<anonymous>)                                                                                                                      
    at IncomingMessage.response.on (/home/treehouse/workspace/app.js:23:30)                                                                          
    at emitNone (events.js:111:20)                                                                                                                   
    at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:208:7)                                                                                                        
    at endReadableNT (_stream_readable.js:1064:12)                                                                                                   
    at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:139:11)                                                                                  
    at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:181:9)  

***Here are my codes.

   // Problem: We need a simple way to look at a user's badge count and JavaScript points
   // Solution: Use Node.js to connect to Treehouse's API to get profile information to print out

    // Require https module
const https = require('https');
const username = 'sandi'
   // Function to print message to console
function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points) {
  const message = `${username} has ${badgeCount} badge(s) and ${points} points in JavaScript.`;

   // Connect to the API URL (https://teamtreehouse.com/username.json)
const request = https.get(`https://teamtreehouse.com/${username}.json`, response => {
      let body = '';   
   // Read the data  
      response.on('data', data => {
        body += data.toString;
      response.on('end', () => {
   // Parse the data
        const profile = JSON.parse(body);

    // Print the data


1 Answer

You have two corrections to make:

1) toString needs to be followed by parentheses

body += data.toString();

2) If you check the link to your profile the username is "sandiwu". Just "sandi" returns page not found.


const username = "sandiwu"  
Sandi Wu
Sandi Wu
6,752 Points

Thanks for the help!