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JavaScript

Mark Libario
Mark Libario
9,003 Points

Why isn't it printing on the page? Student Search Challenge part 2

I just made it simple for now so that I can understand how everything works, but idk why it isn't printing properly.

var students = [ 
  { 
   name: 'Dave',
    track: 'Front End Development',
    achievements: 158,
    points: 14730
  },
  {
    name: 'Jody',
    track: 'iOS Development with Swift',
    achievements: '175',
    points: '16375'
  },
  {
    name: 'Jordan',
    track: 'PHP Development',
    achievements: '55',
    points: '2025'
  },
  {
    name: 'John',
    track: 'Learn WordPress',
    achievements: '40',
    points: '1950'
  },
  {
    name: 'Trish',
    track: 'Rails Development',
    achievements: '5',
    points: '350'
  }
];

var message = '';
var student;

function print(message)
{
  var outputDiv = document.getElementById('output');
  outputDiv.innerHTML = message;
}
while (true)
{
 var searchInput = prompt("Search a student name in the database or type 'quit' to exit the program");

  if ( searchInput === null || searchInput.toLowerCase () === "quit")
  {
   break; 
  }

  for (var i = 0; i < students.length; i ++)
  {
    student = students[i]
    if (students.name === searchInput.toLowerCase ())
    {
     print (student.name + " is here."); 
    }
    else{
     print (student.name + " is not here."); 
    }
  }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,787 Points

I see two major issues at first glance:

In print, use "+=" to show all prints instead of just the last:

  outputDiv.innerHTML += message;

When comparing names, both sides need to be lower case to match. Also, you wrote "students" (plural) instead of "student" (singular):

    if (student.name.toLowerCase() === searchInput.toLowerCase())

You have a little work to do on the logic also, but this should get you going again.