Will Barangi Will Barangi - 26 days ago 4
PHP Question

how to use an if statement inside echo php

Okay so I have a for loop that displays books and their associated sales info...I have it displaying correctly..I have a for loop that goes through an array and displays the information. What I would like to do is have the for loop only display information about a hardcover book or a softcover book, if their values are only more that 0;
I have tried putting a for loop in the echo statement but it's giving me an error..
I have a feeling it has to do with the way am concatinating the values..anyway here is my for loop

function displayData($array){

// create a form

echo ' <form action="order_summary.php" method="post">';

// for loop to go through data

for($row = 0; $row < sizeof($array);$row++){

echo '<div class="book-details"><img src="images/' .
$array[$row]['isbn'].'.jpg" alt="'.$array[$row]['title'] .'" >'.
'<br/>'.$array[$row]['title'].'<br/>by '.$array[$row]['author'].
'<br/><input type="radio" name="orders['.$array[$row]['title'].
']" value="hardcover" >Hardcover: $'.$array[$row]['hardcover'].
'<br/><input type="radio" name="orders['.$array[$row]['title'].
']" value="softcover" >Softcover: $'.$array[$row]['softcover'].
'<br/><input type="radio" name="orders['.$array[$row]['title'].
']" value="e-book" >E-Book: $'.$array[$row]['e-book']."</div>";


echo '<div class = "cart"><input type="submit" value="Add Selected Items to Cart"></div>';

echo '</form>';

}// end of function

I would like to include something like this

if (!$array[$row]['hc-quantity']== 0) {
// display hardcover price
else {
go to the next book and repeat check for softcover

can you please help me work this out...


You could improve your code by using the foreach syntax. The if condition you suggested is close, but the ! operator is actually acting on the array element, not on the equation.

I would also suggest closing the PHP tag to generate the HTML, instead of using echo. Then use <?= ... ?> for injecting PHP values inside your HTML. And for the if conditions you can insert some <?php ... ?> blocks.

Here is the adapted code (for loop only):

// ... other code ...

foreach ($array as $item){
<div class="book-details">
    <img src="images/<?=$item['isbn']?>.jpg" alt="<?=$item['title']?>"><br>
    by <?=$item['author']?><br>
if ($item['hc-quantity'] > 0) { 
    <input type="radio" name="orders[<?=$item['title']?>]" value="hardcover">
        Hardcover: $<?=$item['hardcover']?><br>
if ($item['sc-quantity'] > 0) {
    <input type="radio" name="orders[<?=$item['title']?>]" value="softcover">
        Softcover: $<?=$item['softcover']?><br>
    <input type="radio" name="orders[<?=$item['title']?>]" value="e-book">
        E-Book: $<?=$item['e-book']?>

// ... more code