Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

what am i doing wrong ?

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea <= 3:
        raise ValueError("Product idea is too short!")
    return product_idea + "inator"

1 Answer

Heidi Fryzell
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Heidi Fryzell
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Hello Sebastian,

You are very close. You need to use the len() method in your if statement to get the length of the product_idea string.

The built-in len() method takes a string as a parameter and returns an integer as the length of that string

def suggest(product_idea):
    if len(product_idea) <= 3:
        raise ValueError("Product idea is too short!")
    return product_idea + "inator"

Hope this is helpful and Happy Coding!

Thanks, Heidi