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I've got a loop that checks various information in any number of multi-dimensional $_Session arrays. As the loop executes, I'd like to set the KEYS and VALUES of a NEW array to various values found in the Session arrays.
For example, my session looks like this: $_Session['Apples']['Name']['Color']. The value of 'Name' could be Pippen, Washington, Granny Smith. The Value of 'Color' could be 'Green, Yellow, or Red.
So, as I do my loop, I'd like to set the KEYS of this new array to the apple names in the session ($_Session['Apples']['Name']) and the associated value of the new array to the apple colors in the session ($_Session['Apples']['Name']['Color']) kinda like this:
$cooking = array();
$cooking .= $_Session['Apples']['Name'] => $_Session['Apples']['Name']['Color'];
I thought this would be pretty straight forward, but I'm always getting a "unexpected T_DOUBLE_ARROW" parse error. Can someone see what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for that. What I gave was a REALLY POOR example... my apologies.
I have found a way to do what I want to do using array_combine() but am wondering if you or anyone else knows of a better (more efficient) way to accomplish this.
REAL EXAMPLE code below:
$_SESSION['Client'] = array
'First' => array
'name' => 'first',
'value' => 'John'
'Last' => array
'name' => 'last',
'value' => 'Jones'
'Phone' => array
'name' => 'phone',
'value' => '000-000-0000'
'Fax' => array
'name' => 'fax',
'value' => '111-111-1111'
foreach($_SESSION['Client'] as $k => $v)
$keys = $k;
$values = $v['value'];
$a = array_combine($keys, $values);
So, yes, using array_combine does work, but it just seems, um, so "clunky". Isn't there another function that would populate a blank array with associative keys/values in one shot?