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iOS Enumerations and Optionals in Swift Objects and Optionals Enums with Raw Values

Steffen Alexander Ness
Steffen Alexander Ness
11,076 Points

Enum rawValue code does not pass

I need some help figuring out why this code does not pass.

enum Compass {
    case north = 1
  case south = 2
  case east = 3
  case west = 4

let direction = Compass.south(rawValue: 2)
Steffen Alexander Ness
Steffen Alexander Ness
11,076 Points

I get this error: "Bummer: Make sure you're creating an enum value using the raw value initializer and assigning the result to direction"

1 Answer

Clark Reilly
Clark Reilly
6,204 Points

The enum needs to be assigned a raw value type of Int

enum Compass: Int {
// cases are fine


Compass.south doesn't have an initializer, you need to call it on Compass:

let direction = Compass(rawValue: 2)