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iOS Enumerations and Optionals in Swift Introduction to Optionals Nil Values in Collections

Arius Eich
Arius Eich
2,769 Points

Array Syntax Script

I have been stuck on this question for a while and the error it keeps giving me is:

"Make sure that you're using array subscript syntax to get the value for the lead actor"

I tried to use both methods they showed in the previous video but I couldn't get either to work the sufficient for the challenge. Thank you!

optionals.swift
let movieDictionary = ["Spectre": ["cast": ["Daniel Craig", "Christoph Waltz", "LĂ©a Seydoux", "Ralph Fiennes", "Monica Bellucci", "Naomie Harris"]]]

var leadActor: String = ""

// Enter code below

if let movie = movieDictionary["Spectre"], let roles = movie["cast"], let leadRole = movieDictionary["Daniel Craig"] {
    let leadActor = movieDictionary["Daniel Craig"] 
}

/*
if let movie = movieDictionary["Spectre"] {
  if let roles = movie["cast"] {
    let leadActor = movieDictionary["Daniel Craig"]
  }
*/

2 Answers

Matthew Long
Matthew Long
28,407 Points

You're not far from the solution. The first issue is you're trying to unwrap too far. Secondly, the lead actor, as specified by the challenge description, is at index position 0. Therefore, instead of trying to use the string "Daniel Craig" as your subscript use 0.

let movieDictionary = ["Spectre": ["cast": ["Daniel Craig", "Christoph Waltz", "LĂ©a Seydoux", "Ralph Fiennes", "Monica Bellucci", "Naomie Harris"]]]

var leadActor: String = ""

if let movie = movieDictionary["Spectre"], let roles = movie["cast"] {
  leadActor = roles[0]
}