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iOS Enumerations and Optionals in Swift Introduction to Optionals Initializing Optional Values

How to return a valid instance here?

The code itself works in Xcode by the way

struct Book {
    let title: String
    let author: String
    let price: String?
    let pubDate: String?

    init?(dict: [String:String]) {
        if let title = dict["title"] {self.title = title}
        if let author = dict["author"] {self.author = author}
        if let price = dict["price"] {self.price = price}
        if let pubDate = dict["pubDate"] {self.pubDate = pubDate}
        return nil


1 Answer

Alright, I have finally solved this one. For anyone who will encounter the same problem in the future, this may help you (as it worked for me): http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38291808/instance-of-a-failable-init-method