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

Albert Lee
PLUS
Albert Lee
Courses Plus Student 1,896 Points

Why do I need to us # here?

var userName = id.toUpperCase()+ "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();

as title , what's the function of # here?

app.js
var id = "23188xtr";
var lastName = "Smith";

var userName = id.toUpperCase()+ "#" + lastName.toUpperCase();
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>

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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STAFF
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! There is no specific point to using the "#" character here that I'm aware of other than they are checking your ability to be able to do it. You will find that some challenges are like this. They are more about being able to produce the end result per specifications than producing something terribly useful. Remember, most challenges only need a small code snippet to pass them.

This was a way for them to test your ability to make new variables, use the built-in function toUpperCase(), and concatenate effectively.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: