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Manipulate Arrays without knowing dimensionality

rikonigsberg
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I have a function which takes an array. I don't know what the dimensionality of the array is (it could have one, two, three dimensions, who knows how many?)

I would like to be able to determine the number of dimensions in the array, and a generic way of going through the array, perhaps by slicing the array into small arrays of n-1 dimensions.

Perhaps 100 points is too low, but let's see what kind of answers I get... Thanks.
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rikonigsberg,
As I mentioned earlier, if you can tell me what you want to do twith it, I can better suggest.
If you have questions, let me know
Regards
Dalin


To go throught elements by element, you can put the demention (i-1) in the routine shown) somewhere, for example, in a Global variable, say gInMyDim,
You declare in a Module's general declaration:
Global gInMyDim as Integer

Then in the routine about, instead of say MsgBox, add:
gInMyDim = i-1

Now when you want to go through each elements, you do:

Dim j as Integer
Din k as Integer ' asssume you have less then 32000 elements in any demesion, otherwise it need to be long.

For j = 1 to gInMyDim
    For k= lBound(A,j) to UBound(a, j)
       ' assume the array named A
       A(j, k) = 3
       'Do something
       Next k
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What I need to do is receive an array of unknown dimensions and access all the elements in it (assume any datatype)

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What I need to do is receive an array of unknown dimensions and access all the elements in it (assume any datatype).

In fact, I've figured it out by now, so thanks, though, and thanks for the info provided.
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