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PHP Integrating PHP with Databases Querying the Database with PHP Working with Query Results

nicholasgryczewski
nicholasgryczewski
2,919 Points

getting an parse error for my var_dump

My error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '->' (T_OBJECT_OPERATOR), expecting ',' or ')' in /home/treehouse/workspace/inc/connection.php on line 16

My Code: <?php try { $db = new PDO("sqlite:".DIR."/database.db"); $db->setAttribute(PDO::ATTR_ERRMODE,PDO::ERRMODE_EXCEPTION); } catch(Exception $e) { echo "unable to connect."; echo $e ->getMessage(); exit;} try{ $results = $db ->query("SELECT title, category, img FROM Media"); echo "Retrieved Results";

} catch (Exception $e) {echo "unable to retrieve results"; exit;}

var_dump(Sresults ->fetchAll(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC)); ?>

1 Answer

Benjamin Larson
Benjamin Larson
34,055 Points

It's likely caused because you have 3 instances where you have a space between a variable and the object operator (->).

$e ->getMessage
$db ->query
$results ->fetchAll

Try removing the space from those and see what results you get.

nicholasgryczewski
nicholasgryczewski
2,919 Points

oh no i found it. It was the Sresults! I was using a capital s instead of $. XD