Using Objects for Lookups, bug?

Tell us what’s happening:
I looked up the answer and and found the same exact code i wrote… still wont pass. Maybe a bug?

Your code so far

// Setup
function phoneticLookup(val) {
  var result = "";

  // Only change code below this line

   var lookup = {
    "alpha": "Adams",
    "bravo": "Boston",
    "charlie": "Chicago",
    "delta": "Denver",
    "echo": "Easy",
    "foxtrot": "Frank"
  // Only change code above this line
  return result;

// Change this value to test

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Link to the challenge:

You never change result inside the function body.
As it is, your whole function pretty much does nothing.

function phoneticLookup(val) {
 // init result as empty string
  var result = "";

  // you declare a lookup object
   var lookup = { ... };
  // return result, which is still an empty string
  return result;

Perhaps you meant to do something inside the body involving the lookup object?

Hmm, gunna risk sounding dumb here and say what am i supposed to change it too? little confused bc comment says that thats part of the setup, and to only change code in between the other 2 comments that follows. Also isn’t the whole thing part of the function body? The challenge was to turn the switch statement that it originally was into a lookup object which is what you see now.

And that’s absolutely correct. However you need to use it to actually look up at some value in it.
It’s like a vocabulary, it’s not enough to have one on your shelve, you also need to open and look up for the word, in order to see the definition :wink:

Following the example on the page, this means you can use the bracket notation to access a value inside an object

var alpha = {

var value = 2;
alpha[value]; // "Y"

You are supposed to do something similar with your lookup object :slight_smile:

And that’s absolutely correct, but remember that you can change the value assigned to result in the function body, before the return statement

function phoneticLookup(val) {
  var result = "";

  // Only change code below this line
  result = "I am a totally different value now";
  // Only change code above this line
  return result;

That function now return "I am a totally different value now"
Hope this helps :wink:


Ahhhhhh i get it now, took me a while haha. Thank you!