getting an error, need help

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    getting an error, need help

    hello, i keep getting this error in my c++ program: incompatible types of assignment of ' const char[2]' to 'char[20]'
    what does this mean???

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    I'm pretty sure what the problem is, just post your code so we can show you how to fix it...

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    This is the code, its for a school assignment

    Code:
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include<string>
    
    int main()
    
    {
    
    char manager[20];
    char product1 [20];
    float price1;
    char product2 [20];
    float price2;
    char product3 [20];
    float price3;
    char product4 [20];
    float price4;
    char product5 [20];
    float price5;
    char date [20];
    char storelocation [20];
    char x;
    float Total; 
    	
        cout<<"Enter the location of the woolworths store";
        cin>> storelocation;
    	cout<<"Enter the date of purchases";
    	cin>> date;
    	cout<<"Enter the store manager's name";
    	cin>> manager;
        cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
        cin>> product1;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price2;
                if (product1 = "x") 
    			cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    			else
    	cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product2;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price2;
                if (product2 = "0") 
    			cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    			else
    	cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product3;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price3;
                if (product3 = "0") 
    			cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    			else
    	cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product4;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price4;
                if (product4 = "0") 
    			cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    			else
    		cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product5;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price5;
                if (product5 = "0") 
    			cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    	Total = (price1 + price2 + price3 + price4 + price5)
    	cout<<"           PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN                "
        cout<<"               WOOLWORTHS		            "
        cout<<"           ABN 88 000 014 675                "
        cout<<"          The Fresh Food People              "
        cout<<"         Mona Vale Ph: 9997-4777             "
        cout<<"    YOUR STORE MANAGER IS:" <<manager
        cout<<"                               $.            "
        cout<<"                             -------         "
        cout<<"       "  <<product1 <<price1
        cout<<"       " if (product2 > "z") <<product2 <<price2
        cout<<"       " if (product3 > "z") <<product3 <<price3
        cout<<"       " if (product4 > "z") <<product4 <<price4
        cout<<"       " if (product5 > "z") <<product5 <<price5
        cout<<"      5   TOTAL            " <<Total
        cout<<"      E.F.T                " <<Total
        cout<"----------------------------------------------"
    }

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    Code:
    // lines like this are illegal
    if (product1 = "x") 
    
    // use the strcmp function in strings.h to compare strings for equality like so...
    if (strcmp(product1, "x") == 0)
    // edit: you also forgot alot of ;'s towards the end of your code
    Last edited by face_master; 11-21-2002 at 11:32 PM.

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    thanks a lot for that face master, it seemed to do the trick!
    however i still have one error which i cant solve (im a doofus)
    it says: parse error before '<' on line 65 which is the cout<<" PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN " line.
    can u plz tell me whats wrong?

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    your code was pretty crazy, but I made some fixes here and there but you might want fix it some more
    Code:
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include<string>
    
    int main()
    
    {
    	
    	char manager[20];
    	char product1 [20];
    	float price1 = 0;
    	char product2 [20];
    	float price2 = 0;
    	char product3 [20];
    	float price3 = 0;
    	char product4 [20];
    	float price4 = 0;
    	char product5 [20];
    	float price5 = 0;
    	char date [20];
    	char storelocation [20];
    	float Total; 
    	
        cout<<"Enter the location of the woolworths store";
        cin>> storelocation;
    	cout<<"Enter the date of purchases";
    	cin>> date;
    	cout<<"Enter the store manager's name";
    	cin>> manager;
        cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
        cin>> product1;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price2;
    	if (strcmp(product1, "x") == 0) 
    		cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    	else
    		cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product2;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price2;
    	if (strcmp(product2, "0") == 0) 
    		cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    	else
    		cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product3;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price3;
    	if (strcmp(product3, "0") == 0) 
    		cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    	else
    		cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product4;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price4;
    	if (strcmp(product4, "0") == 0) 
    		cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    	else
    		cout<<"Enter the product and weight, if finished type '0' in";
    	cin>> product5;
    	cout<<"Enter the price of the product";
    	cin>> price5;
    	if (strcmp(product5, "0") == 0)
    		cout<< "Thanks, press enter to receive a receipt";
    	Total = (price1 + price2 + price3 + price4 + price5);
    		cout<<"           PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN                \n";
    		cout<<"               WOOLWORTHS		            \n";
    		cout<<"           ABN 88 000 014 675                \n";
    		cout<<"          The Fresh Food People              \n";
    		cout<<"         Mona Vale Ph: 9997-4777             \n";
    		cout<<"    YOUR STORE MANAGER IS:" <<manager << "\n";
    		cout<<"                               $.            \n";
    		cout<<"                             -------         \n";
    		cout<<"       \n";
    		cout<<product1;
    		cout<<price1;
    		cout<<"       \n"; 
    		if (product2 > "z") { cout <<product2; cout <<price2; }
    		cout<<"       \n";
    		if (product3 > "z") { cout<<product3; cout<<price3; }
    		cout<<"       \n";
    		if (product4 > "z") { cout<<product4; cout<<price4; }
    		cout<<"       \n"; 
    		if (product5 > "z") { cout<<product5; cout<<price5; }
    		cout<<"      5   TOTAL            " <<Total;
    		cout<<"      E.F.T                " <<Total;
    		cout<<"----------------------------------------------";
    
    		return 0;
    }

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    Originally posted by holoduke
    thanks a lot for that face master, it seemed to do the trick!
    however i still have one error which i cant solve (im a doofus)
    it says: parse error before '<' on line 65 which is the cout<<" PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN " line.
    can u plz tell me whats wrong?
    Probably becuase of all of the missing ;'s or something...

    Lol, I wok at a woolworths - it sucks. I do like no work so they dont like me. Only work some weekends, though so its ok. I'm 15 by the way

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    thank you so much! you are a 15 yr old genius!
    im 15yrs old and i cant understand c++, but ive only been learning it for 2 weeks.
    Woolies keeps rejecting my applications...

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    hey face master how do u make the code u wrote print the actual receipt? it doesnt seem to want to do that

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    >> Woolies keeps rejecting my applications...

    Serious? Lol. It was easy for me. Somehow I got the job. I tried for a job @ hoyts couple weeks ago, but they knocked me back. I work on a checkout but thats becuase you do the least work

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    >> hey face master how do u make the code u wrote print the actual receipt? it doesnt seem to want to do that

    Yeh thats pretty weird how it just stops. I'll have a go at it now...

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    Your program is really screwed. I need to go now but i'll try fixing it later

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    ok thanks

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    do u know how to fix it?

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    Hmm, take a look at the if's and else's
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