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PHP PHP Arrays and Control Structures PHP Conditionals Switch Statements

I'm not sure why this answer is not correct

Please help me understand why this answer isn't correct

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

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

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 89,858 Points

First things first, change your second if statement so that it uses the switch keyword rather than if.

When you're writing a switch statement you pass in the variable with a predefined value as an argument to the switch keyword.

So you don't have to provide the variable for each case

You can provide as many switch cases as you want but you'll also need to use a default case just in case all the others fail. Just as you would in an if statement.

So your final result will look something like this

<?php


//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.";
}

Thanks that's very clear and helpful advice.