Basic JavaScript - Profile Lookup

Tell us what’s happening:

How does this code work in simple explanation?

Your code so far

// Setup
const contacts = [
  {
    firstName: "Akira",
    lastName: "Laine",
    number: "0543236543",
    likes: ["Pizza", "Coding", "Brownie Points"],
  },
  {
    firstName: "Harry",
    lastName: "Potter",
    number: "0994372684",
    likes: ["Hogwarts", "Magic", "Hagrid"],
  },
  {
    firstName: "Sherlock",
    lastName: "Holmes",
    number: "0487345643",
    likes: ["Intriguing Cases", "Violin"],
  },
  {
    firstName: "Kristian",
    lastName: "Vos",
    number: "unknown",
    likes: ["JavaScript", "Gaming", "Foxes"],
  },
];

function lookUpProfile(name, prop) {
  // Only change code below this line
  let x = 0; 

 for (let x = 0; x < contacts.length; x++) {
    if (contacts[x].firstName === name) {
      if (contacts[x].hasOwnProperty(prop)) {
        return contacts[x][prop];
      } else {
        return "No such property";
      }
    }
  
          return "No such contact"; 

  }
  // Only change code above this line
}

lookUpProfile("Akira", "likes");

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Challenge: Basic JavaScript - Profile Lookup

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Isn’t that the code you wrote? Which specific part are you confused about?

it’s not returning the correct answer.

lookUpProfile("Kristian", "lastName")

should return the string

Vos
lookUpProfile("Sherlock", "likes")

should return

["Intriguing Cases", "Violin"]
lookUpProfile("Harry", "likes")

should return an array

hi i think your problem is this line: return "No such contact";
try to put it in else if or otherwise it will not work, like

else if (contacts[x].firstName !== name){
  return "No such contact";

}

or just write that line outside for loop

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