Not populating tableview with structure array


I need to populate my tableView with an array of a structure. The first property of the structure is the name. This is what I tried...

var menuArray:[Restaurant] = [Restaurant]() override func viewDidLoad() { super.viewDidLoad() let shake = Item(name: "Shake", carbs: 20) let fries = Item(name: "Fries", carbs: 30) let beverages = Category(name: "Beverages", items: [shake]) let chips_fries = Category(name: "Chips & Fries", items: [fries]) let desserts = Category(name: "Desserts", items: []) let other = Category(name: "Other Menu Items", items: []) let sandwiches_burgers = Category(name: "Sandwiches & Burgers", items: []) let sides = Category(name: "Sides", items: []) a_w = Restaurant(name: "A&W", categories: [beverages, chips_fries, desserts, other, sandwiches_burgers, sides]) let menuArray = [a_w] } override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell { let currentCell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: "cell") let currentRestaurant = menuArray[indexPath.row] currentCell?.textLabel!.text = currentRestaurant.name return currentCell! } override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int { return menuArray.count }

Why won't it populate my tableView

Here is my class also...

import Foundation struct Item { let name: String let carbs: Int } struct Category { let name: String let items: [Item] } struct Restaurant { let name: String let categories: [Category] }


In this line

let menuArray = [a_w]

you are creating a local variable menuArray which is different from the property with the same name representing the data source array.

Omit let

menuArray = [a_w]

PS: Please use more descriptive variable names than a_w.


From you code looks like you have two variables with same name.

<ol><li>One is declared at class level</li> <li>

Another one is declared in viewDidLoad method like

let menuArray = [a_w]

</li> </ol>

Just remove <strong>let</strong> from this which is declared in viewDidLoad.

It will look like this

menuArray = [a_w]


Your menuArray containse only one item so only one row should be displayed with the restaurant name. Try checking if you set the tableView delegate and dataSource properties tableView.dataSource = self tableView.delegate = self

Also the prototype cell with default label should have name titleLabel Try accessing titleLabel instead of textLabel.


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