Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ,

Can anyone tell me why this is causing an Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token , error

I use this kind of function all the time but with numbers only - of course it relates to text but I just can not work out the correct " or ' to get this information to pass to my js function.

<a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg hidden-print" onclick="recordTB(52584,1,'Preliminary 7 2002',12/11/2017)" role="button"> Print &amp; Record</a>

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roblickleyAsked:
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roblickleyAuthor Commented:
I should say that I have also tried it without any "  or ' and it equally doesn't work.
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Snarf0001Commented:
The text as is works perfectly for me.
Just created a random function with that signature, but no issues.

Can you post the JS function?
And you're getting this error in the browser (which one) or the IDE?
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Snarf0001Commented:
Also note, you should wrap the date at the end in quotes as well, otherwise the browser will just divide the numbers.
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Julian HansenCommented:
I am guessing this
<a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg hidden-print" onclick="recordTB(52584,1,'Preliminary 7 2002','12/11/2017')" role="button"> Print &amp; Record</a>

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i.e. enclose the date in single quotes.
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Snarf0001Commented:
As I suggested directly above ;)

But that still should not be the cause of the problem, as it's a perfectly valid mathematical expression (though obviously not what he's after), and all the commas flagging the token error come before that.
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Julian HansenCommented:
@Snarf0001 - so you did - looked for a code block and did not find one so threw my 10c in.

I am guessing the syntax error is actually referring to something else - not that line. Maybe in the function itself.

Can we see a link?

Or at least more of the code?
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Snarf0001Commented:
Or similarly, if this happens to be rendered out with server code (the one you provided just being a sample), and you're writing out a full date in a different format, then the missing quotes IS quite likely the problem.

As you could end up with "Jan 1, 2012" for example.

As per Julian, we need a bigger picture.
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roblickleyAuthor Commented:
Thank you all!
I wrapped the date in ' and it worked.
I did this before but it didn't work  - no idea why but it does not.
onclick="recordTB(52556,'YLHZDFK','Preliminary 1 2006','12/11/2017')"
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