# how to call the function inside itself in javascript?

I am a beginner in JavaScript and I faced this test on one of testing websites and they gave me this test which is a function that convert given number to checkId which is the sum of all digits of the given number for example: given 237 its 2+3+7=12 12 is 1+2= 3 so the returned value should be 3 this is my code and the problem it gives me UNDEFINED please help thank you

```function createCheckDigit(membershipId) {
if (membershipId < 10) {
return membershipId;
} else {
var digits = ("" + membershipId).split("");
for (var i = 0; i < digits.length; i++) {
digits[i] = parseInt(digits[i]);
}
var res = digits.reduce((a, b) => a + b, 0);
// recursion
createCheckDigit(res);
}
}
document.write(createCheckDigit("450"));```

You were just missing to return the result of the inner call :

```function createCheckDigit(membershipId) {
if (membershipId < 10) {
return membershipId;
} else {
var digits = ("" + membershipId).split("");
for (var i = 0; i < digits.length; i++) {
digits[i] = parseInt(digits[i]);
}
var res = digits.reduce((a, b) => a + b, 0);
// missing return here
return createCheckDigit(res);
}
}
document.write( "450 => "+createCheckDigit("450"));
document.write( "<br>730 => "+createCheckDigit("730"));
document.write( "<br>480 => "+createCheckDigit("480"));```