Basic Node and Express - Use the .env File

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The response of the endpoint /json should change according to the environment variable MESSAGE_STYLE. This was my test case error. I don’t know how it occured. Help me solve it.

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Basic Node and Express - Use the .env File

what is your code? did you restart the server after saving your changes?

Code for the respective files

.env file: -

MESSAGE_STYLE=uppercase

myApp.js:-

let express = require(‘express’);
let app = express();
require(‘dotenv’).config()

// console.log(“Hello World”);

app.get(“/”, (req,res) => {
res.sendFile(__dirname + “/views/index.html”)
})

// Assets at the /public route
app.use(‘/public’, express.static(__dirname + ‘/public’));

app.get(‘/json’, (req, res) => {
var response;
if (process.env.MESSAGE_STYLE) {
response = {“message”: “HELLO JSON”}
} else {
response = {“message”: “Hello json”}
}
res.json(response)
});

These are the codes for the respective challenge. Help me rectify the test case error.

You need to explicitly check if the value for MESSAGE_STYLE is ‘uppercase’ (or not). This if statement only checks that the MESSAGE_STYLE variable exists, not what its value is.

Ok, I got it a few minutes back. But thanks for the help…

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