Help Please: No hair left to pull: Javascript with Boolean

Hi all,

I am a Javascript novice and am trying to do something very basic, but cannot seem to get the syntax right.

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I have yes/no custom state called “sortDescending” that I am trying to use to define the sort sequence in the above. I have tried every possible combination of brackets, curly brackets, straight brackets and semi colons that I can think of to no avail. Can someone please save me from eternal pain and suffering.

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I don’t know JS, but games’s sortDescending’s value is either Yes or No. Your code appears to be evaluating for true, so maybe simplest fix is to change: if (whichOrder = ‘Yes’)… That will at least get the terms correct. I don’t know about other syntax, sorry.

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Another thing just occurred to me: I don’t think = is the correct operator in the evaluation expression, I think it should be: if (whichOrder==‘Yes’)

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if (whichOrder === true)

Use three “=”.

Whenever you have syntax issues, use this


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I pulled the initialization of the variable out of the function to make it cleaner and made sure it is a string.
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and then the clean function looks like such:
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