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JavaScript TypeError – “X” has no properties
  • Last Updated : 24 Jul, 2020

This JavaScript exception null (or undefined) has no properties that occur if there is an attempt to access properties of null and undefined. They don’t have any such properties.

Message:

TypeError: Unable to get property {x} of undefined or null reference (Edge)
TypeError: null has no properties (Firefox)
TypeError: undefined has no properties (Firefox)

Error Type:

TypeError

Cause of Error: Somewhere, there is access to properties of null or undefined.

Example 1: In this example, the variable(‘GFG’) is assigned the null value and It doesn’t have any property, So the error has occurred.



HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Type Error</title>
</head>
<body>
    <script>
    var GFG = null;
    document.write(GFG.prop_name);
    </script>
</body>
</html>

Output(In Edge console):

TypeError: Unable to get property 'prop_name' of 
undefined or null reference

Example 2: In this example, the variable(‘var_name’) is assigned the undefined value and It don’t have any property, So the error has occurred.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Type Error</title>
</head>
<body>
    <script>
    var var_name = undefined;
    document.write(var_name.prop_name);
    </script>
</body>
</html>

Output(In Edge console):

TypeError: Unable to get property 'prop_name' of 
undefined or null reference



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