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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics Building the Recipe Controlling the Class

Johann Wichtig
Johann Wichtig
560 Points

PHP object-oriented, tast 2 of 3,

The task is "In the new constructor method, assign each of the properties on the Fish class with its corresponding parameter variable."

Keep getting this:

"Bummer! Be sure the $name parameter is assigned to the common_name property. Use $this to refer to the current object."

Been at this for so long and can't seem to crack it. Any help would be appreciated.


class Fish
    public $common_name;
    public $flavor;
    public $record_weight;

    public function getInfo() {
      return "A {$this->common_name} is an {$this->flavor} flavored fish. The world record weight is {$this->record_weight}.";
    public function __construct($name, $flavor, $record)
      $common_name = $this->name;
      $flavor = $this->flavor;
      $record_weight = $this->record;


1 Answer

Joel Bardsley
Joel Bardsley
31,242 Points

You're close, you've just got your $this in the wrong place! As $common_name, $flavor and $record_weight are properties of the Fish class, you need to set $this->property_name equal to the values passed to the constructor, i.e.:

class Person {
  // Declare properties
  public $person_name;
  public $hair_color;
  public $is_allergic_to_nuts;

  public function __construct($name, $hair, $nuts) {
    $this->person_name = $name;
    $this->hair_color = $hair;
    $this->is_allergic_to_nuts = $nuts;

// Create new Person
$jim = new Person("Jim", "Brown", true);

For further clarification, if you refer to the getInfo function in the code challenge itself, you'll see how the properties are being used/returned.

Hopefully that helps, and good luck.