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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Listing and Sorting Inventory Items Array Keys

Wesley Vuong
Wesley Vuong
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Cannot fetch array key for Task 1

I cannot fetch the array key for this task. I also cant find it anywhere in the previous video's.


$books["978-0743261690"] = "Gilgamesh";
$books["978-0060931957"] = "The Odyssey";
$books["978-0192840509"] = "Aesop's Fables";
$books["978-0520227040"] = "Mahabharta";
$books["978-0393320978"] = "Beowulf";

    <title>Five Great Books</title>
    <h1>Five Great Books</h1>
        <?php foreach($books as $book) { ?>
            <li><?php $isbn = key($books); echo $book; ?></li>
        <?php } ?>

1 Answer

I'd start with this in your foreach loop, I forget what they're asking you to echo out, but this will turn the $isbn variable into the ISBN value and the $book variable into the book title (I probably wouldn't open and close the PHP tags twice just for aesthetics in this case with only a single line of HTML, but to each their own!) :

foreach($books as $isbn=>$book) { ?>
<li><?php echo $isbn . " " . $book;?></li>
<?php } ?>