Basic Data Structures - Iterate Through the Keys of an Object with a Statement

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I’m getting stuck on this challenge. I’ve read through a few of the topics on this forum but can’t find a straight forward answer to the problem. The solution proposed also doesn’t seem to work. I’m going around in circles. Thanks in advance for your responses. Me and Javascript don’t get on very well.

Your code so far

const users = {
  Alan: {
    online: false
  Jeff: {
    online: true
  Sarah: {
    online: false

function countOnline(usersObj) {
  // Only change code below this line
let countOnline = 0;
for (let users in usersObj){
  if ( === true) {countOnline +=1;}
return countOnline;
  // Only change code above this line


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Challenge: Basic Data Structures - Iterate Through the Keys of an Object with a for…in Statement

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When using in what you get isn’t the user object, but just the key. So in your loop, users would just be the users name, a String, not the whole object.

I like to use console.log() to troubleshoot issues, so if you put console.log(users) inside your loop you will see what users contains.

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Thank you. Very helpful.

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