I don't understand why it's not correct: Selecting from Many Options with Switch Statements

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Is there something I’m missing?
Your code so far

function caseInSwitch(val) {
var answer = "";
// Only change code below this line
switch (val) {
case 1:
answer = "alpha";
case 2:
answer = "beta";
case 3:
answer = "gamma";
case 4:
answer = "delta";

// Only change code above this line
return answer;

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Challenge: Selecting from Many Options with Switch Statements

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The break is missing.

If you omit it, the switch assigns the next value, and the next, and so on… until a break is found or the switch statement ends.

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Thanks didn’t see the missing break after case 1 :woman_facepalming:

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Hi there,

For case 1: you need to add a ‘break’; otherwise, you’re instructing js to move immediately to case 2. What happens here is tantamount to having created an OR case statement ; hence, case 1 answer (“alpha”) is negated==>>

case 1:
answer = “beta”;

return answer;

Another suggestion would be to (make it a habit to) use a ‘default’ statement as a default return value; the reason behind is that, ‘what if ?’ the ‘end-user’ would input a ‘val’ value that is far-fetched from what you anticipate, that would leave a ‘blank’ return, which would not be a cool idea. ==>>

suggested example:

return Value entered : ${val} is not valid! Enter a value within the range: 1 - 4 only;

Hope this helps.

Quote: “javaScript is sweeter the second time around!”


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