newID is not update when I assign newID =

var myCat ={};
myCat.Name = “BOB”;
var newID=-1;
//A record is created in the table, all information is stored in the record.
createRecord(“Cats”, myCat, function(record) {
console.log(“Cat BOB is created with ID”;
newID = (;

console.log("the new ID is : "+newID);
updateRecord(“Cats”, {id:newID, Name:‘Bob’, MaximumLifeSpan: 12}, function(record, success) {


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This is not student’s PT at all. I figure it out already. but I have another question. in data table in , there are columns that has multiple words column. When I use createRecord, the columns name are not legitimate due to the spaces in between. how can I do update record with a specific column?

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You can write the column name as a string. Example:

createRecord("Cats", {id:1, Name:"Bob", "Maximum Life Span": 12});