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setting a "dynamic" array .. ?

Posted on 2002-03-07
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this code sets the array _root.clip4[5] to 1 as desired.

_root.clip4[5] = 1

i need to adapt this code to set a dynamic array (one made up from two variables (variableone and variabletwo)) to equal 1

i have tried this code;

"_root.clip" + xvariable + "[" + yvariable + "]" == 1

and many other variants but been unsuccesfull ... please please please can anyone help? many thanks
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Question by:lexfrost
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by:heddesheimer
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try to compose the variable name into a string variable and use the eval() function to access the dynamic variable.

That should work

Marian
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by:webwoman
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Your syntax is wrong if you're trying to set a value. Use
"_root.clip" + xvariable + "[" + yvariable + "]" = 1

== is checking to see if the expression is equal to 1, not setting it.

Have you tried it with no quotes?
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hwwong earned 75 total points
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you can use either of the following expression for the dynamic array:
1) eval("_root.clip" + xvariable)[yvariable]
2) _root["clip" + xvariable][yvariable]


Here is the code that you can try:

clip4 = new Array();
clip4[5] = 1;
xvariable = 4;
yvariable= 5;
//output = eval("_root.clip" + xvariable)[yvariable];
output = _root["clip" + xvariable][yvariable];
trace(output);

Henry
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by:lexfrost
ID: 6850634
eval("_root.clip" + xvariable)[yvariable]

many many thanks ..  !! as well as a lifesaving actionscript guru youre a top bloke..


thanks again,

lex
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