Basic JavaScript - Testing Objects for Properties

Tell us what’s happening:
Describe your issue in detail here.

  **Your code so far**
function checkObj(obj, checkProp) {
// Only change code below this line
return checkObj: "gift, pet, bed", "pony, kitten, sleigh";

// Only change code above this line
  **Your browser information:**

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/104.0.5112.102 Safari/537.36 Edg/104.0.1293.63

Challenge: Basic JavaScript - Testing Objects for Properties

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Im about to lose it ive tried everything i wonder if its an issue with microsoft edge

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The lesson is about hasOwnProperty but I don’t see you using it here. That is probably a red flag.


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Hello! Use .hasOwnProperty to check if obj has given property and IF it HAS return its value, and if does not have it return “Not Found”

this is what i got so far
function checkObj(obj, checkProp) {
Obj({gift:“pony”, pet: “kitten”, bed: “sleigh”}, “gift”)
Obj({gift:“pony”, pet: “kitten”, bed: “sleigh”}, “pet”)
Obj({gift:“pony”, pet: “kitten”, bed: “sleigh”}, “house”)
Obj({city: “Seattle”}, “city”)
Obj({city: “Seattle”}, “district”)
Obj({pet: “kitten”, bed: “sleigh”}, “gift”)

anyone? ive tried everything

how do i use the has own property

This looks like lot of hardcoding. You don’t need too much code here.

One big thing about functions is you usually are passing things to them as arguments and using them in the function with the parameters you have defined.

function checkObj(obj, checkProp) {


Here the function is named checkObj, and it has the parameters obj and checkProp. So far you have not used them at all in your function.

checkObj({gift: "pony", pet: "kitten", bed: "sleigh"}, "gift")

This is a function call which is how you pass values to your function. If you notice the first value is an object, the second value is a string. They will be given to your parameters for you to use in your function.

You can use hasOwnProperty method on an object, and pass it a string to test if that object has that property. And like the test says it will return a boolean of true or false depending on if the object has that property.

function checkObj(obj, checkProp) {
// Only change code below this line

if (obj.hasOwnProperty(checkProp)) {
return obj.checkProp;

} else {
return ‘Not Found’;

// Only change code above this line
//I have this but it is not working and I can’t figure out what I’m missing

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