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Hi, I am trying to put a variable in a $_GET for my conditional if statement

function bracelets() {
	global $conn, $metals;
	$query = "SELECT * FROM bracelets";
	$metal = $metals['name'];
	if(!isset($_GET['{$metal}']) {  // This is line 98
		$query .= " WHERE featured = 1";
	}
	$result = mysql_query($query, $conn);
	confirm_query($result);

	$output = "";
	// These loops output the subject names with their corresponding pages underneath them
	while ($bracelets = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
		//shuffle($images);
		//for ($i = 0; $i < 3; $i++) {
		//echo "<img src=\"images/" . $pictures[$i] . "\" />";
		$output .= "<a href=\"bracelets.php?bracelet=" . urlencode($bracelets["id"]) . "\">";
		$output .= "<img src=\"bracelets/" . $bracelets["filename"] . "\" />";
	}
	return $output;
}

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Its giving me this error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '{' in /hermes/web09c/b2950/moo.auroriellacom/includes/library.php on line 98

But how can I get rid of the { when its needed for the if statement?? I took the {$metal} out and I still got the same error message.  Any clues??
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Question by:FairyBusiness
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Try changing this if(!isset($_GET['{$metal}']) {  // This is line 98

to this

if(!isset($_GET['$metal'])) {  // This is line 98
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by:Juan Ocasio
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Make sure your brackets are paired properly.  It may be due a bracket prior to this line or even a missing ;
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by:FairyBusiness
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Yep, that worked! Didn't know I could put variables straight up in there like that! Thanks

I just posted another php question about link if you want to take a try at it!
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