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I am working on quote.php. I am trying to get a template to display the value of a stock by taking the associative array from

$stock=lookup($_POST...

and passing it to render, but I'm not quite sure how. According to its declaration render takes

($values=[])

I'm not sure how to pass an array with three parts to render. I've tried several tactics (after also including the name of the template that I'm trying to render--that part works).

render("template.php", $stock);  // Seemed like this should have worked but I got an undefined variable error.
render("template.php", "$stock"=>"price"); 

I tried a few other formats, just guessing to see if one would work, because I'm not sure why $stock didn't work. Sorry if it's something obvious.

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  • I've not actually done this pset yet, but you can declare and populate an associative array like this: $array = Array('key1'=>'value','key2'=>'value2','key3'=>'value3'); – Sean DiSanti Jun 17 '14 at 3:47
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It should be:

render("template", ["price" => $stock["price"]]);

And if you want to pass the entire array then:

render("template", ["any_variable" => $stock]);
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Take a look at "$stock"=>"price" in your code, the first argument should be the key not a variable name, and the second should be the variable name, you have them the wrong way around, which is why you are getting an error is saying $stock is undefined. Compare it to the way the apologize function sends the message to be displayed via the apology.php template.

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