Learn Form Validation by Building a Calorie Counter - Step 61

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i am stuck at step 61 getting this error msg Sorry, your code does not pass. Hang in there.

You should use a template literal to pass the Invalid Input: message to the alert() function.
do not know how to go about this

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const calorieCounter = document.getElementById(‘calorie-counter’);
const budgetNumberInput = document.getElementById(‘budget’);
const entryDropdown = document.getElementById(‘entry-dropdown’);
const addEntryButton = document.getElementById(‘add-entry’);
const clearButton = document.getElementById(‘clear’);
const output = document.getElementById(‘output’);
let isError = false;

function cleanInputString(str) {
const regex = /[±\s]/g;
return str.replace(regex, ‘’);

function isInvalidInput(str) {
const regex = /\d+e\d+/i;
return str.match(regex);

function addEntry() {
const targetInputContainer = document.querySelector(#${entryDropdown.value} .input-container);
const entryNumber = targetInputContainer.querySelectorAll(‘input[type=“text”]’).length + 1;
const HTMLString = <label for="${entryDropdown.value}-${entryNumber}-name">Entry ${entryNumber} Name</label> <input type="text" id="${entryDropdown.value}-${entryNumber}-name" placeholder="Name" /> <label for="${entryDropdown.value}-${entryNumber}-calories">Entry ${entryNumber} Calories</label> <input type="number" min="0" id="${entryDropdown.value}-${entryNumber}-calories" placeholder="Calories" />;
targetInputContainer.insertAdjacentHTML(‘beforeend’, HTMLString);

function getCaloriesFromInputs(list) {
let calories = 0;

for (let i = 0; i < list.length; i++) {
const currVal = cleanInputString(list[i].value);
const invalidInputMatch = isInvalidInput(currVal);

if (invalidInputMatch) {
  alert(`Invalid Input: & { invalidInputMatch[0] }`);


addEntryButton.addEventListener(“click”, addEntry);


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Learn Form Validation by Building a Calorie Counter - Step 61

Hi @zeedankhalid

The correct syntax for template literals uses $ not &.

Also dont give unnecessary spaces between $ and { as then it will not be correctly parsed.

Correct these two things and your code with work.


Thank you very much issue is resolved



be careful with extra spacing

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