Cant successfully complete the challenge using .env variables

I have also added MESSAGE_STYLE=uppercase to .env file in glitch

var response = "";
app.get("/json", (req, res) => {
  if (process.env.MESSAGE_STYLE == "uppercase") {
    response = "Hello json".toUpperCase();
  } else {
    response = "Hello json";
  res.json({ message: response });

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.106 Safari/537.36.

Challenge: Use the .env File

Link to the challenge:

How about sending the GET request yourself ? You can see what your code really does. You could also console.log process.env.MESSAGE_STYLE to check it really is what you think it is.

Hello there,

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