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Chris Bell
Chris Bell
9,125 Points

php help

Anyone have any idea why this echo statement is not working?

    $var1 = $catagory["catagory_id"]; //This is 3 below
    $var2 = $catagory["name"];  //This is Hoodies below

    echo '<button onclick="getCatagory("'. $var1.'")">'. $var2 . '</button>';

The output is this: < button 3")"="" onclick="getCatagory(">Hoodies< /button >

I've tried at least 10 different ways of doing this, all have the same output

2 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

concatenation can get a bit messy when having to use quotes. in those cases I would probably just use php tags instead. Something like this should work

   <button onclick="<?php echo getCatagory($var1)?>"><?php echo $var2; ?></button>;

but if you really wanted to concatenate maybe try

echo '<button onclick="' . getCatagory($var1) . '">' . $var2 . '</button>';