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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements Add an 'else if' Clause

Why is my code wrong?

I don't know why my code is wrong. Please help.

const isAdmin = false;
const isStudent = true;
let message;

if ( isAdmin ) {
  message = 'Welcome admin';
} else if ( isStudent = true ) {
  message = "Welcome student"

3 Answers

Cameron Childres
Cameron Childres
Treehouse Moderator 11,719 Points

Hi Xajx,

A single equals sign is an assignment operator which is used for setting values (like setting the variables in the first two lines, or setting the value of the message). Here you want to test values, so use the comparison operator "==". This tests if one thing is equal to another.

Alternatively you could leave out the comparison entirely and just have isStudent as the condition of the else if clause on its own. Since its value is true this will be the same as saying else if (true). You can see this in the if statement where isAdmin evaluates to false.

Joseph Yhu
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Joseph Yhu
PHP Development Techdegree Graduate 48,463 Points

Remember that the equality operator is two equals signs, not just one. Actually, you don't even need the == true part; you can just type else if ( isStudent ) {.

Oh right! Thanks Cameron and Joseph! Appreciate the help :)