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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Listing Inventory Items Associative Arrays

By the end of this code challenge, we'll REMOVE from the page all the information about the original movie ("Back to the

By the end of this code challenge, we'll REMOVE from the page all the information about the original movie ("Back to the Future") and REPLACE it with information about the new movie ("The Empire Strikes Back"). Right now, the <h1> element has the title of the original movie as a static piece of text. Replace that with a PHP command that INSTEAD displays the title of the new movie from the array. (Be sure to leave the <h1> tags, the parentheses, and the year intact.)

movie.php
<h1><?php echo $movie["title"]; ?> (1985)</h1>
<?php 
   $movie=array(
   "title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"
   );   
 ?>
<table>
<tr>
<th>Director</th>
<td>Robert Zemeckis</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>IMDB Rating</th>
<td>8.5</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>IMDB Ranking</th>
<td>53</td>
</tr>
</table>

am stuck please help

1 Answer

Hey man!

In PHP you have to define things before you can use them. It's like asking for someones name when they haven't got one yet.

So here:

<?php

<h1><?php echo $movie["title"]; ?> (1985)</h1>
<?php 
   $movie=array(
   "title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"
   );   
 ?>

you're asking for the $movie['title'] before you've set the value in the array. Switch the two around and see if that helps:

<?php

<?php 
   $movie=array(
   "title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"
   );   
 ?>
<h1><?php echo $movie["title"]; ?> (1985)</h1>

thank you Tom Cawthorn; its okay now.