PHP: add items to array

My code doesn't work....

$a =array(
            ['id'] = 123,
            ['name'] = 'abc',
            ['link'] = 'xyz',



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Ludwig DiehlSystems ArchitectCommented:
my friend it's not the correct way. You can try either of these:

1. $a=array('id'=>123,'name'=>'abc','link'=>'xyz');

2. $a['id']=123;
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
please try:
$a =array(
            'id' => 123,
            'name' =>> 'abc',
            'link' => 'xyz',

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hankknightAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I fixed a typo in angelIII's post:
$a =array(
            'id' => 123,
            'name' => 'abc',
            'link' => 'xyz',

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Ray PaseurCommented:
I think angelIII has it right with the slight typo on line 3 where one of the > should be omitted.

I like to do array definitions like this.  It is a trick I learned from programmers at Noblis.  Makes it VERY easy to spot your errors.
$a = array
( 'id'   => 123
, 'name' => 'abc'
, 'link' => 'xyz'

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