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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Listing and Sorting Inventory Items Associative Arrays

FERNANDO JIMENEZ
PLUS
FERNANDO JIMENEZ
Courses Plus Student 145 Points

how is <?php $movie[] = array(); $movie[] = ["title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"]; ?> Not assign a value

How is this not assignig a value to "title"? <?php

$movie[] = array();

$movie[] = ["title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"]; ?>

index.php
<?php

$movie[] = array();

$movie[] = ["title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"];
?>
<h1>Back to the Future (1985)</h1>

<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>

4 Answers

Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
21,073 Points

Try doing it like this:

<?php

$movie[] = array();

$movie['title'] = "The Empire Strikes Back";

?>

Hope that helps.

FERNANDO JIMENEZ
PLUS
FERNANDO JIMENEZ
Courses Plus Student 145 Points

Ohhh, I see, So if you are doing multiple keys you use the syntax liked used in the video? like for example:

$movie[] = array(); $movie[] = [ "title" => "The Empire Strikes Back", "img" => "img/media/design_patterns.jpg", "genre" => "Tech", "format" => "Paperback", "year" => 1994, "category" => "Books"];

Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
21,073 Points

That's right, you can assign multiple key, value pairs with that kinda syntax:

$array = [
    "foo" => "bar",
    "bar" => "foo",
];
?>