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PHP PHP Basics (Retired) PHP Datatypes PHP Datatypes Challenge

associative

I keep on getting a bummer message. Whats wrong with the code here for the associative array?

Thanks, Brandon

index.php
<?php

//Place your code below this comment
$integer_one = 1;
$integer_two = 2;
$golden = 1.618;
$bool = TRUE;
$colors = array('red','blue','green');
echo $colors [1]
$favorite_colors = array
  ('mike' => 'green',
   'jane' => 'blue',
   'chris' => 'yellow'
  );


?>

1 Answer

Brandon,

You need to end the statement before the assoc array or it will throw a parse error.

Statements in PHP end with semi-colons.

<?php

//Place your code below this comment
$integer_one = 1; 
$integer_two = 2;
$golden = 1.618; 
$bool = true;
$colors = ['red','blue','green'];
echo $colors[1];
$favorite_colors = array(
  "mike"=>"green",
  "jane"=>"blue",
  "chris"=>"yellow"
  );
?>

Parse errors are tough and PHP is really unforgiving about them. Also, "Bummer, try again" can be noticeably unhelpful when trying to debug code, but it is the default response for parse errors on the Treehouse platform. I recommend a sandbox which will tell you what line errored out.

Hope this helps.

Good Catch. I missed that.

Thanks, Brandon