I am working with two seperate files which contain similar code - One throws a parse error for an identical line, the other does not. I do not understand why this would be.

The error on the file that will not run is: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '2' (T_LNUMBER)

Here is a code snippet that works without the parse error:

if (($indx % 2) == 1) {$rowClass = $trOdd; } else { $rowClass = $trEven; } echo '<tr '.$rowClass.'>';

Here is a code snippet that does not work and has the parse error:

if (($indx % 2) == 1) {$rowClass = $trOdd; } else { $rowClass = $trEven; } echo '<tr '.$rowClass.'>';

Identical.

This error centers around the use of the 2, hence the (T_LNUMBER).

I see no difference in either code - I am simply doing ($indx % 2) == 1), the 2 being the problem for some reason.

Thank you in advance for any help!

what's the rest of the error message

also post more of the code around the erroring line

Hi,

The complete error message is: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '2' (T_LNUMBER) in C:\xampp\htdocs\demo\nest_Demo_thrasher.php on line 115

The full code for the file in question:

<?php
/*

*   File:       nest_Demo.php
*   By:         TMIT
*   Date:       2010-06-01
*
*   This script demonstrates elegant nested rendering
*       using SQL rather than a language construct
*       
*
*=========================================================================
*/

{       //  Secure Connection Script
        include('../../htconfig/dbConfig.php'); 
        $dbSuccess = false;
        $dbConnected =    mysql_connect($db['hostname'],$db['username'],$db['password']);

        if ($dbConnected) {     
            $dbSelected = mysql_select_db($db['database'],$dbConnected);
            if ($dbSelected) {
                $dbSuccess = true;
            } else {
                echo "DB Selection FAILed";
            }
        } else {
                echo "MySQL Connection FAILed";
        }
        //  END Secure Connection Script
}

if ($dbSuccess) {

    {  //   Style declarations
            $trOdd = 'style = "background-color: #BFFFCF;"';
            $trEven = 'style = "background-color: #FCCDFF;"';

            $textFont = 'style = " font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "';
            $textRed = 'style = " font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color:maroon; "';

            $indent50 = 'style = " margin-left: 50; "';
            $indent100 = 'style = " margin-left: 100; "';

    //   END: Style declarations    
    }

    echo '<h1>All Persons by Company</h1>';

    {   //      SQL
    $tPerson_SQLselect = "SELECT  ";
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "tPerson.ID AS personID, ";   
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "tPerson.Salutation, ";   
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "tPerson.FirstName, tPerson.LastName, ";  



    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "tCompany.ID AS companyID, ";     
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "tCompany.preName, tCompany.Name, tCompany.RegType "; 
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "FROM tPerson LEFT JOIN tCompany ";
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "ON tPerson.CompanyID = tCompany.ID ";
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "ORDER BY tCompany.Name, tCompany.preName, tCompany.ID, ";
    $tPerson_SQLselect .= "tPerson.LastName, tPerson.FirstName ";

    $tPerson_SQLselect_Query = mysql_query($tPerson_SQLselect);
    //      END:  SQL   
    }       
    $currentCompanyID = -1;
    $indx = 0;
    echo '<div '.$textFont.'>';

    while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($tPerson_SQLselect_Query, MYSQL_ASSOC)) {

            {   //  assign variables to row data 
                $personID = $row['personID'];
                $Salutation = $row['Salutation'];
                $FirstName = $row['FirstName'];
                $LastName = $row['LastName'];
                $Telephone = $row['Telephone'];
                $eMail = $row['eMail'];

                $CompanyID = $row['companyID'];
                $CompanypreName = $row['preName'];
                $CompanyName = $row['Name'];
                $CompanyRegType = $row['RegType'];

                $CompanyFullName = trim($CompanypreName." ".$CompanyName." ".$CompanyRegType);
            //  END:  assign variables to row data 
            }

            {   //      Company header 
                if (empty($CompanyID)) {
                    $CompanyID = 0;
                    $CompanyFullName = "UN-Allocated";
                }   

               if ($CompanyID <> $currentCompanyID) {

                   if ($currentCompanyID <> -1) {
                //      Render the table tail 
                        echo "</table>"; 
                        echo '</div>';
                }

                //      Render the company header
                echo '<h2 '.$indent50.'>'.$CompanyFullName.'</h2>';

                    echo '<div '.$indent100.'>';
                echo "<table border='1'>";
                    echo "<tr>";

                        echo "<td>#</td>";
                        echo "<td>Salutation</td>";
                        echo "<td>FirstName</td>";
                        echo "<td>LastName</td>";
                        echo "<td>Telephone</td>";
                        echo "<td>eMail</td>";

                    echo "</tr>";  

                //      
               } 
                    $currentCompanyID = $CompanyID;
            //  END:   Company header 
            }   

            {   //      Create and format a row for each person
            if (($indx % 2) == 1) {$rowClass = $trOdd; } else { $rowClass = $trEven; }
            echo '<tr '.$rowClass.'>';


                echo "<td>".$personID."&nbsp;</td>";       //  this is NOT  tPerson.ID
                echo "<td>".$Salutation."&nbsp;</td>";
                echo "<td>".$FirstName."&nbsp;</td>";
                echo "<td>".$LastName."&nbsp;</td>";
                echo "<td>".$Telephone."&nbsp;</td>";
                echo "<td>".$eMail."&nbsp;</td>";

            echo "</tr>";
            }   //      END:  Create and format a row for each person

            $indx++;

    //     END:  while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($tPerson_SQLselect_Query
    }

    echo '</div>';

    mysql_free_result($tPerson_SQLselect_Query);        
}

?>

`

This has been solved.

It seems like it was an issue with my code editor (BlueFish) or something.

When I removed the % in ($indx % 2) == 1), saved the file, and ran it I received the same error as noted in my original post.

I then re-added % to ($indx 2) == 1), saved it, ran it and it worked.

Not sure what happened there.