Lacking much programming experience, I've spent a lot of time familiarizing myself with HTML, CSS, and SQL over the past couple of days so that I could make a layer selector for a CartoDB visualization.

I eventually made a layer selector, but my SQL queries weren't working for some reason. Apparently I had to make the data table non-private. I was informed that I could have looked at the console and it would have told me the error.

Can someone tell how I can access this console?

I have no idea what that is. I was thinking it could be accessed via Linux terminal, but my platform right now is Windows.

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Here is information about the console they are probably talking about.

Google Chrome Console.

And for Firefox.

And for Safari.

And for IE.

They all provide similar abilities to give you information about your Javascript issues.


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