How to count object key iterations with a statement

Hi everyone!

Nice to meet everyone. First time posting on here. I’m having troubles figuring out how to return a count total of whenever a user is “online”. My code looks like it detects that first “true” value and ends without iterating through the whole object. Looks like I might be overthinking things haha. Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

  **Your code so far**

function countOnline(usersObj) {
// Only change code below this line
let count = 0;
for (let prop in usersObj) {
 while (usersObj[prop].online === true) {
   return count; 

console.log(countOnline({ Alan: { online: true }, Jeff: { online: true }, Sarah: { online: false } }))

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Challenge: Iterate Through the Keys of an Object with a for…in Statement

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Hi @freddyk !

Welcome to the forum!

I don’t see the need for the extra while loop.

You can just use the for in.

You can have an if statement to take care of adding the users to the count.

You want to make sure your return statement is outside the for loop.

Hope that helps!


Thanks! Figured i’d use this great forum for some questions.

Seems like i’m running into the same issue when using an if statement. Is it the way i’m trying to access the key (online) value (true/false)?

I was able to pass with your code when I made those changes.

Can you post your updated code here?

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I forgot to add the return outside of the for loop! It works and makes sense on why it should be outside the loop. Thanks so much for clearing that up.

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