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    Trying to initialise an array but getting: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE

    I'm trying to use array_push to create an array that looks like this:

    Code:
    array(
      "SaleTypeCat1" => array("Type1", Type2","Type3"),
      "SaleTypeCat2" => array("Type3")
    )
    My code fails on this line:

    PHP Code:
    $this->valid_sale_types_categories[$row->sale_category] = array(); 
    with:

    PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE
    This is my code - From what I have seen and read, I have followed the instructions to initialise my array however, the error suggests I'm not doing it correctly?

    PHP Code:
    class SaleTypes {

        private 
    $valid_sale_types_categories;
            
        function 
    getSaleTypes($customer_id) { 
            
            ...
                
            while (
    $row $result->fetch_object()) {
                
                    
                
    //Need to initialise the array before trying to push a value to it.
                
    if (!isset($this->valid_sale_types_categories[$row->sale_category]) 
                    
    $this->valid_sale_types_categories[$row->sale_category] = array();
                        
                
    array_push($this->valid_sale_types_categories[$row->sale_category], $row->sale_type);
            }

            ...

        }

    If I try to just push the array before initializing I get a different error:

    PHP Warning: array_push() [<a href='function.array-push'>function.array-push</a>]: First argument should be an array

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    You are missing a closing parenthesis on this line:
    Code:
    if (!isset($this->valid_sale_types_categories[$row->sale_category]))
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    resolved

    OMG! That's embarrassing...

    Thanks for your feedback!

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