Use the .env File - Replit. Cant submit and pass

I am have an awful lot of trouble with the Use the .env File question.

I have put together a solution in replit and used the SECRETS tab to set the variable.
My code works in replit but if I submit it to FFC, it does not work. I have read many forum comments but I can’t figure this out. Is the FFC grading not set up to handle the SECRETS tab? What is going on?

I have posted my code below. Also, here is the link:

var express = require('express');
var app = express();

const mySecret = process.env['MESSAGE_STYLE'];
app.get("/json", (req, res) => {
  var message = {"message": "Hello json"};
  if (mySecret=="uppercase"){
    message = {"message": "HELLO JSON"};

 module.exports = app;

What URL are you submitting for the test? It is looking for the domain itself, so while my actual JSON response is at

the test wants to get

without the trailing /json.

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I post without the “/json”

as you define mySecret when you start the app, it is never going to change. You want the value of the environment variable when the endpoint is called


Thanks. That worked and I have submitted successfully.

code is now:

app.get("/json", (req, res) => {
var message = {“message”: “Hello json”};
if (process.env[‘MESSAGE_STYLE’]==“uppercase”){
message = {“message”: “HELLO JSON”};

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