PHP PHP Arrays and Control Structures PHP Conditionals Switch Statements

Mike Coding
Mike Coding
1,883 Points

What is wrong with my code? It runs okay..

What is wrong with my code? tried to fix it, and it runs okay, so what's wrong?

switch.php
<?php
//Available roles: admin, editor, author, subscriber
if (!isset($role)) {
    $role = 'subscriber';
}

//change to switch statement
switch ($role){
  case  'subscriber':
    echo  "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator.";
     break;
    case  'admin':
    echo  "As an admin, you can add, edit, or delete any post.";
     break;
    case  'editor':
    echo  "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator.";
     break;
    case  'author':
    echo  "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator.";
     break;
    default:
    echo "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator.";
    break;
}

1 Answer

Felipe Giovanni de Moura Santos
Felipe Giovanni de Moura Santos
19,604 Points

If we copy your answer and past on the challenge:

1st error: "Bummer: I do not see a case for admin." So checking the admin case, we find a syntax error, an extra space between the keyword 'case' and the string 'admin'. If we delete it, we pass the first task.

2nd error: "Bummer: I do not see a case for editor." If we check the editor case, we find the same extra space.

3rd error: "Bummer: I do not see the correct output for editors. Did you leave off a "break"?" When we check the output, both editor's and author's cases are outputing "You do not have access to this page. Please contact your administrator.".

By keeping this pattern you'll see that the errors were in extra spaces after the keyword 'case' and on the wrong cut/paste of the messages.