# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 12

### Tell us what’s happening:

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``````
/* User Editable Region */

text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'.find(text[0])

/* User Editable Region */

``````

User Agent is: `Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/120.0.0.0 Safari/537.36`

### Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 12

You appear to have created this post without editing the template. Please edit your post to Tell us what’s happening in your own words.

Please what is the find() method for the cipher.

Hello Atatem,

You’re getting closer! So instead of editting the alphabet string directly. You should keep the `alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'` as it was and leave that alone. (Also make sure there’s no spaces before it).

Instead on a new line you have to call the part you wrote `.find(text[0])` on the `alphabet` variable.

Hello HungryBee,what is the alphabet variable?

This is where you made the alphabet variable. So `alphabet` is the variable name.

Please how do i input this variable into the Find() element.

What you did here was almost there, you just have to put the variable name, that I mentioned last post, before it.

Ok let me try that it that way.
its not Still Working.

Let me know how it went, if it didnt work please post your full code again.

``````/* User Editable Region */

text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
alphabet.find(text[0])

/* User Editable Region */
``````

Yes great! This should pass the test.

But its not passing.

Try to reset the step and only add the last line.

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Thank you, it has passed.

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text = ‘Hello World’

shift = 3

alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’

index = ‘alphabet.find(text[0])’

print(index)

You don’t use quotes in this context, that’s mostly used for strings. If you remove them after your index call it should pass.

But if you have help on other questions please make sure to make a new topic using the help button again as it will be tough to help you otherwise.

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