PHP PHP Arrays and Control Structures PHP Conditionals Switch Statements

Sinead KACHROO
Sinead KACHROO
277 Points

Help with this one-completely stuck, would really appreciate another persons insights into why this thing wont run

<?php //Available roles: admin, editor, author, subscriber if (!isset($role)) { $role = 'subscriber'; }

//change to switch statement switch ($role) { case "admin": echo "As an admin, you can add, edit, or delete any post"; break; default: echo "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator."; } ?>

switch.php
<?php
//Available roles: admin, editor, author, subscriber
if (!isset($role)) {
    $role = 'subscriber';
}

//change to switch statement
switch ($role) {
  case "admin":
    echo "As an admin, you can add, edit, or delete any post";
    break;
    default:
    echo "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator.";
      }
?>

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Staff

Hi there, Sinead KACHROO ! You're doing terrific and you are off by literally one character.

The string that echos out when the user is an admin is meant to have a full stop/period at the end.

Where you typed:

echo "As an admin, you can add, edit, or delete any post";

The challenge is expecting:

echo "As an admin, you can add, edit, or delete any post.";

Note the full stop/period immediately following the word "post" :smiley:

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Sinead KACHROO
Sinead KACHROO
277 Points

No way, I saw this answer and thought I was on Candid Camera! :) Thank you! Didnt even think to look at what was inside the double quotes!

Abdullah Howard
PLUS
Abdullah Howard
Courses Plus Student 8,416 Points

When doing workspace challenges it is very important that you write the exactly as they give it to you. Your code is fine but you left off a period in the sentence "As an admin, you can add, edit, or delete any post." Doing so will render the code wrong

Sinead KACHROO
Sinead KACHROO
277 Points

Thank you so much! got through the challenge!