Using Variant Arrays

Posted on 1997-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
My question is this. I am using the type variant in a program I am writing. Now I created an array using
varArrayCreate and I will put some sample sode below. Now it is easy to read data into the variant array except when you get to the last record to read in and I keep getting list index out of bounds. Now I have tried a few different things to try and stop giving me this error. For example, if I made
the following array
tempArray := varArrayCreate([1,10],varVariant) I tried to
read in only up to tempArray[9] and still get list index is out of bounds. Now this is imossible since I am not at the end of the array. Very strange and if anyone can shed some light on this let me know. I must to doing some damn simple
the wrong way. I had a full head of hair before this problem came up. Cheers.

If (Table2.Findkey([TempJobNo]) = false) then
  TotalFields := Table1.FieldCount ;
  TempArray := varArrayCreate([0,TotalFields-1],varVariant);
    For i := 0 to TotalFields-1 do
      TempArray[i] := Table1.Fields[i].AsVariant ;
      Table1.Next ;
      TempJobNo := Table1.Fieldbyname('JOB_NO').AsString ;
      Table1.Next ;
      TempJobNo := Table1.Fieldbyname('JOB_NO').AsString ;

Question by:westy100697
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Accepted Solution

Pegasus100397 earned 40 total points
ID: 1349171

Your right, sometimes it does help to have another programmer look over your code (works for me!). Anyway your problem is in the Table1.FieldCount loop, it SHOULD be:

TotalFields := Table1.FieldCount-1 ;
TempArray := varArrayCreate([0,TotalFields],varVariant);
For i := 0 to TotalFields do
TempArray[i] := Table1.Fields[i].AsVariant ;

The Array is going out of bounds because of the Fields[i] reference.

Good luck with your project!

Author Comment

ID: 1349172
Hey thanks for the help but solved the problem by going away and having a cuppa and it came to me all of a sudden. Happens a lot when you relax for while and come back to it. Will give you the points though cause it is exactly the prob. Thanks muchly !

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ID: 1349173
Glad to be of help Westy!

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