freeCodeCamp: Profile Lookup

I can’t seem to fix this. Pls help.


// Setup
var 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
for(var i=0;i<contacts.length;i++){
           return "No such contact";
     else if(!contacts[i].hasOwnProperty(prop))
          return "No such property";
          return contacts[i][prop];
// Only change code above this line

lookUpProfile("Akira", "likes");

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Remember that when your code hits a return statement, function execution ends. Your code will only check the first item in contacts because you always return in the loop.

But the execution ends when i find the match for the given parameteres from the function call.

This code block is the concern Ariel was talking about.

What happens if we call the function here:

lookUpProfile("Kristian", "number")

Can you walk through the steps your code will take?

Nope. When i is 0, it either returns “No such contact”, “No such property”, or a match.

OK cool, looks like i understood. My code only undergoes looping once, cause it returns the value in the first loop,leaving the other objects unchecked. Right?

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Exactly! Now you have to figure out how to only return “No such contact” after every value has been checked.

yeah, i got it. thanks alot :+1: :smile:

Good job! Happy coding.