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PHP

lyonel scapino
lyonel scapino
14,191 Points

Weird error message on the browser

I have this message :

notice: array to string conversion in c:\xampp\htdocs\shirts.php on line 21 (displaying on Chrome)

While my code on shirts.php did not move:

<?php foreach ($products as $product => $product_id) { echo "<li>"; echo '<a href="shirt.php?id=' . $product_id . '">' ; echo '<img src="' . $product["img"] . '" alt="' . $product["name"] . '">'; echo "<p>View Details</p>"; echo "</a>"; echo "</li>"; } ?>

(note that line 21 is the href line)

How come?

4 Answers

patrick kellogg
patrick kellogg
7,579 Points

try using curly braces to surround all your associative array elements like this:

{$product["img"]}

{$product["name"]}

but carlos' advice is dead on

lyonel scapino
lyonel scapino
14,191 Points

gives me an unexpected curly braces message. thks anyway.

Carlos Morales
Carlos Morales
13,880 Points

I find it easier to break in and out of php and html. For example:

<?php 
foreach ($products as $product => $product_id) 
    { 
        ?>
            <div>
            <?php echo "anything you want between the neatly formatted html" ?>
            </div>
        <?php
    }
?>

This way, debugging your program will be much easier than using concatenation. I hope this helps.

lyonel scapino
lyonel scapino
14,191 Points

I admit concatenation is not easy to read. But at some point if I want to dynamically generate some HTML I have to mingle it with PHP right?

Carlos Morales
Carlos Morales
13,880 Points

Yup! Here is a link to a video on the subject: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-simple-php-application/listing-inventory-items/mingling-php-and-html

I think it's the best way to solve the issue you're having.