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

var id = "23188xtr"; var lastName = "Smith"; var userName = id.toUpperCase(); var userName what is wrong with this

Finally, add a # symbol and lastName in uppercase to the end of the userName string. The final value of userName is "23188XTR#SMITH".

app.js
var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";
var userName = id.toUpperCase(); 
var userName 
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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,233 Points

That last line is not a complete statement.

Plus, you don't want to declare a variable more than once. But you can add to a variable using the add assignment operator ("+="), like this:

userName += more_stuff_you_want_to_add_on_the_end;
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
23,204 Points

Hi Alexandria,

Your close, but remember what they are asking: Finally, add a # symbol and lastName in uppercase to the end of the userName string. The final value of userName is "23188XTR#SMITH".

Currently your code is stopping and outputting "23188XTR"

To complete the rest of the task you need to concat a # and the lastName using the same .toUpperCase();

See below one example of how to do this:

var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";
var userName = id.toUpperCase() + '#' + lastName.toUpperCase();
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
23,204 Points

Nope, if you look under the heading for the question: they clearly state Task2 Steven. But thank you—I know you where pointing that out in good intention. ?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,233 Points

I think people generally have a better learning experience when they complete something themselves using a few hints rather than being shown a final solution.

Glenré Charl Labuschagné
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
23,204 Points

I agree, Steven. I hate when people just give you the answer. I try to facilitate people as best I can — hence the explanation above my code, and not just the answer.

Nick Escobedo
Nick Escobedo
23,494 Points

First create a var to concatenate the 3 items (id, "#", lastName):

var string = id + "#" + lastName;

Then you can uppercase var string

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,233 Points

:x: That actually doesn't work on this challenge. It's a sound idea code-wise, but the challenge wants to see this done a certain way. Follow the instructions!