Is it required to have a return a value from a JavaScript function?

A JavaScript function can have an optional return statement i.e. it’s optional to return a value. This statement should be the last statement in a function.

For example, you can pass two numbers in a function and then you can expect the function to return their multiplication to your calling program.


Try the following example. It defines a function that takes two parameters and concatenates them before returning the resultant in the calling program.

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      <script type = "text/javascript">
         function concatenate(first, last){
         var full;

         full = first + last;
            return full;
         function secondFunction(){
            var result;
            result = concatenate('John', 'Doe');
            document.write (result );

      <p>Click the following button to call the function</p>
         <input type = "button" onclick = "secondFunction()" value = "Call Function">
      <p>Use different parameters inside the function and then try...</p>


Updated on: 08-Jan-2020

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