Whats the mistake in this code?

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**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(let i = 0; i < contacts.length; i++)
    if(contacts[i].firstName === name)
            return contacts[i][prop];
            return "No such property";
        return "No such contact";
// Only change code above this line

lookUpProfile("Akira", "likes");
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Challenge: Profile Lookup

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Hi @ij007 , welcome to the forum.

With the code you wrote if I run

lookUpProfile("Kristian", "lastName")

I get as result

"No such contact"

Which is not the desired outcome.
This is happening because your first if/else condition.

Since contact[0].firstName !== "Akira" you are returning that the contact is not present. But how can you tell on just the first iteration of the loop?

Hope this helps :sparkles:


Thanks a lot .
Have a good day/night :slight_smile:

You have a nested if statement the last else statement could be written by simply closing the whole if/else statement block and writing it in the function code block without an else included.


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