Use the .env File with

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Even though the json route is working with ifElse, I don’t know why I can’t be approved in this lesson.
Can someone help me?


var express = require('express');
var app = express();
console.log("Hello World");

absolutePath = __dirname + '/views/index.html';
absolutePath1 = __dirname + '/public';

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  // res.send("Hello Express");
  app.use('/public', express.static(absolutePath1));
const mySecret = process.env['MESSAGE_STYLE'];

let response = "Hello json";
app.get('/json', (req, res) => {
  // res.json({"message": "Hello json"});
  if (mySecret === "uppercase") {
      res.json({"message": response.toUpperCase()});
      // res.json(mySecret);
  } else {
    res.json({"message": response});

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Challenge: Use the .env File

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The tests work by changing the environment variable. But you check the value a single time and save the result into a global variable, so you app can’t respond at runtime to changes in the environment variables.

I did the check without the variable and it worked.
Thanks for your feedback.

To confirm, all tests pass now?

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Yeah! All tests pass now. Thanks!

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