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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Listing and Sorting Inventory Items Array Keys

What is wrong with my code for this exercise?

Please see my code and advice. I do not see anything wrong, maybe the system is expecting another way to do it? or Am I misunderstanding the task I have to do?

Thank you


$books["978-0743261690"] = "Gilgamesh";
$books["978-0060931957"] = "The Odyssey";
$books["978-0192840509"] = "Aesop's Fables";
$books["978-0520227040"] = "Mahabharta";
$books["978-0393320978"] = "Beowulf";

    <title>Five Great Books</title>
    <h1>Five Great Books</h1>
        <?php foreach($books as $key => $book) { ?>
            <?php $isbn = $key; ?>
            <li><?php echo $book; ?></li>
        <?php } ?>

1 Answer

Joel Bardsley
Joel Bardsley
31,235 Points

Hi Guillermo,

Note the wording of the question: Modify the foreach command so that, as it loops through the books, it loads the ISBN for each book into a working variable called $isbn.

While the code you've posted does work in practice, it is unnecessary for this question to go through the extra step of $isbn = $key when you could instead declare the $isbn variable in the foreach loop itself:

foreach ($books as $isbn => $book) {

I understand the PHP code challenges can be particularly picky, even if your output is correct, so if all else fails double check what the challenge is asking you to do. Good luck with the rest of the course.

Hi Joel,

Thank you!

Got it.