# Learn Lambda Functions by Building an Expense Tracker - Step 29

### Tell us what’s happening:

I tried different variation of this script below but no matter I try I get the same error message: Sorry, your code does not pass. Try again.

``````    choice = input('Enter your choice: ')
if choice == str'1':
amount = input()
``````

``````def add_expense(expenses, amount, category):
expenses.append({'amount': amount, 'category': category})

def print_expenses(expenses):
for expense in expenses:
print(f'Amount: {expense["amount"]}, Category: {expense["category"]}')

def total_expenses(expenses):
return sum(map(lambda expense: expense['amount'], expenses))

def filter_expenses_by_category(expenses, category):
return filter(lambda expense: expense['category'] == category, expenses)

# User Editable Region

def main():
expenses = []
while True:
print('\nExpense Tracker')
print('2. List all expenses')
print('3. Show total expenses')
print('4. Filter expenses by category')
print('5. Exit')

choice = input('Enter your choice: ')
if choice == str'1':
amount = input()

# User Editable Region

``````

User Agent is: `Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/121.0.0.0 Safari/537.36`

### Challenge Information:

Learn Lambda Functions by Building an Expense Tracker - Step 29

choice = input('Enter your choice: ')
if choice == str(1): <<<<<< when I use this variation of the string. I get the following error message:

Sorry, your code does not pass. Don’t give up.
You should have if choice == ‘1’: in your while loop:

When I postion the if statement as the next line under choice or anywhere else, I get the same error message that I initially reported (Sorry, your code does not pass. Try again.)

I don’t understand why you have str in your code.
The quotes indicate you have a string.

Happy coding

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I feel like an idiot… Something told me to step away from what I was doing… Thank you for all your help!

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