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JavaScript Modify Object Properties

what is wrong here?

let product={
   name: "C&C",
   inventory: 1,
   unit_price: 16644.66
};

function addInventory (object, number) {
  object.inventory += number;
   console.log( number+ " "+ object.name+ "is added to inventory");
}

addInventory(chair, 3);

i get an error that says" ReferenceError: chair is not defined "

What am I doing wrong here?

2 Answers

Jesus Mendoza
Jesus Mendoza
23,288 Points

Hi Gözde,

The problem is that chair must be a string, otherwise, JavaScript thinks you are referring a variable that does not exist. Thats the reason you are getting a "Reference Error", you can't reference a variable that does not exist.

Solution:

addInventory("chair", 3);
kevin hudson
PLUS
kevin hudson
Courses Plus Student 11,987 Points

Wait a minute here. Doesn't this function take in an object name and then a number value? You should be adding to the object inventory with this code:

object.inventory += number;

It should be:

addInventory(product, 3);

where the first argument is the object product.

I think you have this confused and are trying to add a new property or change the property 'name' value to chair.