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PHP code problem

Posted on 2006-04-28
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Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hi All,

Whenever I try to check my PHP syntax below using my PHP Editor, I get the following error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE, expecting T_FUNCTION on line 15

Where line 15 is the line (  $DBCls = &New clsDB; ) ...so can someone please tell me exactly what I am doing wrong here?

require_once '../include/db.class.php';   //This is the DB class (clsDB)...

class SimplePoll

    var $DataBase;
    var $ActivePoll;

    $DBCls = &New clsDB;  //Line 15, here is where the problem appear.



Thanks in advance for your time
Question by:GiantMatrix
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Expert Comment

ID: 16567470
$DBCls = &New clsDB;

should it be like this ?

 $DBCls =$New clsDB;
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Expert Comment

ID: 16567898
Why aren't we trying this?

$DBCls=new clsDB();   //assuming that db.class.php has clsDB as class name.

Did I miss anything here?

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Expert Comment

ID: 16569343
if for some reason u want to assign $DBCls to the address of a new object, then

$DBCls = &New clsDB();

but this is depricated
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Accepted Solution

Roonaan earned 2000 total points
ID: 16569378

You class cannot have inline code. All instructions should be included in functions:

class SimplePoll {
   var $a;
   var $b;
   function c() {$c1 = 1;}
   function d() {$d1 = 1}

I think you are looking for

class SimplePoll {
  var $db;
  function SimplePoll () { //constructor, called when you do $somevar = new SimplePoll();
    $this->db = New clsDB();


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