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Can someone please see what I am doing wrong with my JS literal object

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I get the following error when I run the code below:

Customer is not a constructor cust1 = new Customer();

<html>
<head><title>Object object</title>
<script type="text/javascript">

var Customer = {
            name : undefined,
            gender : undefined,
            photo : undefined,
            occupation : undefined,
            
            setName : function(name) {
                  this.name = name;
            },
            setGender : function(gender) {
                  this.gender = gender;
            },
            
            setPhoto : function(photo) {
                  this.photo = photo;
            },
            
            setOccupation : function(occupation) {
                  this.occupation = occupation;
            },
            
            getName : function() {
                  return this.name;
            },
            
            getGender : function() {
                  return this.gender;
            },
            
            getPhoto : function() {
                  return this.photo;
            },
            
            getOccupation : function() {
                  return this.occupation;
            },
            
            showCustomer : function() {
                  var table = "<table border='1'><th>Customers</th>";
                  table += "<tr><td>Name : </td><td> " + this.getName() + "</td></tr>";
                  table += "<tr><td>Gender : </td><td> " + this.getGender() + "</td></tr>";
                  table += "<tr><td>Photo : </td><td> " + this.getPhoto() + "</td></tr>";
                  table += "<tr><td>Occupation : </td><td> " + this.getOccupation() + "</td></tr>";
                  table += "</table>";
                  document.write(table);
}}
     
</script>
</head>
<body bgColor="#EOFFFF">
<script type="text/javascript">

cust1 = new Customer();
cust1.setName(prompt("Please enter the name here",""));
cust1.setGender(prompt("Please enter the gender here",""));
cust1.setPhoto(prompt("Please enter the photo here",""));
cust1.setOccupation(prompt("Please enter the occupation here",""));
cust1.showCustomer();
</script>
</body>
</html>

Can someone please advise what I am doing wrong?

thanks
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Question by:jecommera
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 37735041
yes, you cannot make a constructor of this class.

you need to use it as is

like Customer.setName();
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by:jecommera
ID: 37735042
OK - so you mean if you use object literals, you can never use constructors?

If you want to use constructors you need to use constructor functions?

thanks
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Gurvinder Pal Singh earned 2000 total points
ID: 37735047
you have defined a function Customer here. You have actually initialized a Customer object. This Customer object cannot have a further instance.
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