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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Add an Else If Clause

Brian Diggs
Brian Diggs
4,794 Points

where did i go wrong

else if clause

script.js
var isAdmin = false;
var isStudent = true;

if ( isAdmin) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
}
else if  {
alert('Welcome student');
}
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

3 Answers

Stephan Olsen
Stephan Olsen
6,650 Points

You forgot the condition on your else if statement. It should look something like this.

var isAdmin = false;
var isStudent = true;

if (isAdmin) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
}
else if (condition) {
alert('Welcome student');
}
Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

HI there! Every if statement needs a condition. This is also true of an else if. The first if statement checks to see if isAdmin is true. But the else if isn't checking anything at all. It needs a condition that says what to do when the isStudent is true.

I think you can get it with these hints, but let me know if you're still stuck! :sparkles: