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PHP PHP Arrays and Control Structures PHP Arrays Multidimensional Arrays

Hunter Burnam
Hunter Burnam
3,255 Points

Array to string conversion in index.php on line 12

I have tried everything, not quite sure what i am doing wrong.

index.php
<?php
//edit this array
$contacts = array(
  array('name' => 'Alena Holligan', 'email' => "alena.holligan@teamtreehouse.com"),
  array('name' => 'Dave McFarland', 'email' => "dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com"),
  array('name' => 'Treasure Porth', 'email' => "treasure.porth@teamtreehouse.com"),
  array('name' => 'Andrew Chalkley', 'email' => "andrew.chalkley@teamtreehouse.com")
);

echo "<ul>\n";
//$contacts[0] will return 'Alena Holligan' in our simple array of names.
echo "<li> $contacts[0]['name'] : $contacts[0]['email']</li>\n";
//echo "<li>Dave McFarland : dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
//echo "<li>Treasure Porth : treasure.porth@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
//echo "<li>Andrew Chalkley : andrew.chalkley@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "</ul>\n";

1 Answer

Angela Visnesky
Angela Visnesky
20,927 Points

Hi Hunter! I don't think your array is set up correctly. This should get you headed in the right direction.

$contacts = array(['name' => 'Alena Holligan',
    'email' => 'alena.holligan@teamtreehouse.com' ],
    ['name' => 'Dave McFarland',
        'email' => 'dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com'],
    ['name' => 'Treasure Porth',
        'email' => 'treasure.porth@teamtreehouse.com'],
    ['name' => 'Andrew Chalkley',
        'email' => 'andrew.chalkley@teamtreehouse.com']);

I hope this helps!

Hunter Burnam
Hunter Burnam
3,255 Points

No, my arrays were correct. it was the lack of curly braces.

echo "<li> {$contacts[0]['name']} : {$contacts[0]['email']}</li>\n";