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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Listing and Sorting Inventory Items Associative Arrays

what i am doing wrong ?

the echo is not working as i expected

index.php
<?php 
$movie = [ "title" => "The Empire Strikes Back"];
?>

<?php echo '<h1> $movie["title"] </h1>;' ?>

<table>
  <tr>
    <th>Director</th>
    <td>Robert Zemeckis</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th>IMDB Rating</th>
    <td>8.5</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th>IMDB Ranking</th>
    <td>53</td>
  </tr>
</table>

1 Answer

jamesjones21
jamesjones21
9,248 Points

hi, single quotes will not work when referencing the variable as it will be picked up as text rather than the array value. So you would need to change to double quotes. but please see my example of concatenation and using single quotes.

your example:

<?php echo '<h1> $movie["title"] </h1>;' ?>

Updated example:

<?php echo '<h1>' .  $movie["title"] . ' </h1>'; ?>

hope this helps?

KR,

James