Profile Lookup need help

Profile Lookup need help
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:
didn’t know why the console returns me"firstName is not defined"

Your code so far


//Setup
var contacts = [
    {
        "firstName": "Akira",
        "lastName": "Laine",
        "number": "0543236543",
        "likes": ["Pizza", "Coding", "Brownie Points"]
    },
    {
        "firstName": "Harry",
        "lastName": "Potter",
        "number": "0994372684",
        "likes": ["Hogwarts", "Magic", "Hagrid"]
    },
    {
        "firstName": "Sherlock",
        "lastName": "Holmes",
        "number": "0487345643",
        "likes": ["Intriguing Cases", "Violin"]
    },
    {
        "firstName": "Kristian",
        "lastName": "Vos",
        "number": "unknown",
        "likes": ["JavaScript", "Gaming", "Foxes"]
    }
];


function lookUpProfile(name, prop){
// Only change code below this line
for (var i=0;i<contacts.length;i++){
  if (contacts[i].firstName==firstName){
    if (contacts[i].hasOwnProperty(prop)){
      return contacts[i][prop];
    }else{
      return "No such property";
    }
  }
}
    return "No such contact";
  
// Only change code above this line
}

// Change these values to test your function
lookUpProfile("Akira", "likes");

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-javascript/profile-lookup/


#2

hi @Wood-Cube

Its this line here:

if (contacts[i].firstName==firstName)

try replacing with:

if (contacts[i].firstName==name)

You want to be comparing the firstName value in the array with the name value brought in by the function, not itself.

Let me know how it goes!


#3

@hogues.uk yeah I got it.It worked .I regarded “lookUpProfile(name, prop)” as “lookUpProfile(firstName,prop)” by mistake.Thank you for your help!