Profile lookup failing to return prop item

Profile lookup failing to return prop item
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//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 (var i = 0; i < contacts.length; i++){
    if (contacts[i].firstName == name){
        if (contacts[i].hasOwnProperty(prop)){
            return contacts[i][prop];
        } else {
            return "No such property";
        }
    }
return "No such contact";
}

// Only change code above this line
}

// Change these values to test your function
lookUpProfile("Akira", "likes");

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Challenge: Profile Lookup

Link to the challenge:
https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-javascript/profile-lookup


I've cross compared against the hints and my code is almost a mirror image of the example by this point, yet for whatever reason, while it partly succeeds, it isn't clearing providing the properties for when a property is provided. Any idea what's wrong?

Failed to type my question in the correct format apparently, so here it is restated:

I’ve cross compared against the hints and my code is almost a mirror image of the example by this point, yet for whatever reason, while it partly succeeds, it isn’t clearing providing the properties for when a property is provided. Any idea what’s wrong?

Your loop is only running 1 time. Take a closer look at what’s happening in the loop if contacts[i].firstName == name is false.

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Thank you sooooo much. Had looked at the code for so long that I was blind to the surrounding details.