Help with inputing multiple char variables

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    Help with inputing multiple char variables

    Hello all,

    I'm new here and am pretty much a rookie programmer. I'm working on a home project that saves recipes and will eventually sort them. I need help with the cin command on multiple variables. Here is my code:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        char name, category, group, style, prep, ingred, instruct, notes;
    
        //Recipe information questions:
    
        cout<<"Recipe name? \n ";
        cin>> name;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Category? \n";
        cin>> category;
        cout<<"Food Group? \n";
        cin>> group;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Food Style? \n";
        cin>> style;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Prep Time? \n\n";
        cin>> prep;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Recipe Ingredients? \n\n";
        cin>> ingred;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Cooking Instructions? \n\n";
        cin>> instruct;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Serving Notes? \n\n";
        cin>> notes;
        cin.ignore();
    
    
    }
    I attached a picture of what happens after I run it. After I type in Chicken Parm and hit enter it wont let me enter the other variables. Do I need to use strings? Help!

    Thanks,

    Tony
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    It looks like you want to enter in strings, not chars.

    See this thread for an example on how to get a string from the user.
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    I'm playing around with my code right now and when I put in an answer (using string variables) I think it has a problem with spaces. I want it to work something like this:

    Name?
    Chicken Parm

    Category?
    Entree

    Food Group?
    Meats

    Food Style?
    Italian

    Prep Time?
    15 minutes

    Ingredients?
    Chicken
    breading
    2 eggs.....

    Instructions?
    Bread chicken
    Cook on 7 for half an hour....

    Serving notes?
    Serve hot

    I want it to store all this, and after I'm going to include an if statement "do you want to view the recipe? y/n?" and then I want it to display it back.

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    Post your code which is giving you the problem.
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    The code is posted, I'm reading up on strings and just ordered a C++ book online. I only learned a little C programming in school. I have a great idea for a project at home and am excited to get it working.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piertony2000 View Post
    The code is posted, I'm reading up on strings and just ordered a C++ book online. I only learned a little C programming in school. I have a great idea for a project at home and am excited to get it working.

    Thanks for the help.
    Well, you said "when I put in an answer (using string variables) I think it has a problem with spaces". So you obviously modified your code to use strings like I suggested, but I can't help you with the "spaces" problem without seeing your new code.
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    o sorry: new code:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        string name, category, group, style, prep, ingred, instruct, notes;
        char answer;
    
        //Recipe information questions:
    
        cout<<"Recipe name? \n\n ";
        cin>> name;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Category? \n\n";
        cin>> category;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Food Group? \n\n";
        cin>> group;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Food Style? \n\n";
        cin>> style;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Prep Time? \n\n";
        cin>> prep;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Recipe Ingredients? \n\n";
        cin>> ingred;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Cooking Instructions? \n\n";
        cin>> instruct;
        cin.ignore();
    
        cout<<"Serving Notes? \n\n";
        cin>> notes;
        cin.ignore();
        
        cout<<"View Recipe? y/n? \n\n";
        cin>> answer;
        cin.ignore();
        
        
    
    
    }

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    Read the link I posted. You want to use the getline() function so that it won't break your string at a space.
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    thanks bithub. I'm reading up now.

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