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PHP PHP Arrays and Control Structures PHP Arrays Multidimensional Arrays

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

How to do this?

Hi.

I tried adding a second inner array, with the key being string 'name' and the value being the actual name. I'm not sure where I've gone wrong.

I'd appreciate any help.

index.php
<?php
//edit this array
$contacts = array('Alena Holligan', 'Dave McFarland', 'Treasure Porth', 'Andrew Chalkley',
              array(
                    'name' => 'Alena Holligan',
                'name' => 'Dave McFarland',
                'name' => 'Treasure Porth',
                'name' => 'Andrew Chalkley',   
                )
                        )

echo "<ul>\n";
//$contacts[0] will return 'Alena Holligan' in our simple array of names.
echo "<li>Alena Holligan : alena.holligan@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "<li>Dave McFarland : dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "<li>Treasure Porth : treasure.porth@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "<li>Andrew Chalkley : andrew.chalkley@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "</ul>\n";

2 Answers

Niki Molnar
Niki Molnar
25,575 Points

Hi Sean

What the question needs you to do is to replace the original array with an associative one.

You were nearly there but each new associative array needs to be a separate array within the $contacts[] array.

Unsurprisingly, the next task will ask you to add in the email addresses to the new arrays, which should be easier now.

<?php
//edit this array
$contacts = array(
 array(
    "name"  =>  "Alena Holligan"
  ),

  array(
    "name"  =>  "Dave McFarland"
  ),

  array(
    "name"  =>  "Treasure Porth"
  ),

  array(
    "name"  =>  "Andrew Chalkley"
  ) 
);

echo "<ul>\n";
//$contacts[0] will return 'Alena Holligan' in our simple array of names.
echo "<li>". $contacts[0]['name'] . " :  alena.holligan@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "<li>". $contacts[1]['name'] . " :  dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "<li>". $contacts[2]['name'] . " :  treasure.porth@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n";
echo "<li>". $contacts[3]['name'] . " :  andrew.chalkley@teamtreehouse.com</li>\n"; 
echo "</ul>\n";

?>

Hope that helps!

Niki

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

It helps a lot.

Thanks Niki!