Flash: ActionScript: Getting variables from loadVariablesNum()

Ok this should be easy...   but I am used to perl, and have never really used actionscript before....

I need to be able to use the information from loadVariablesNum in a var...     :

loadVariablesNum ("./inc?Ran="+random(999), 0);   ### get info from file "inc" << already know how to use this line

var newVariable == loadVariablesNum;

if(newVariable=="x")                                      ### this is what I need to do, but it doesn't work!! Is it because I am
{                                                                   ### use'n loadVariablesNum and not just loadVariables??
getURL("./test.htm");                                         ### Also: could I just referance inc instead of creating a new var for it??        
}

Any help would be much appreciated...    thanks :)
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negatyveCommented:
Maybe the external vars is not yet loaded.

Flash 5:

• create an empty movieclip on the stage
• assign this script to the clip:

onClipEvent(load){
      this.loadVariables("./inc?Ran=" + random(999));
}
onClipEvent(data){
      if(newVariable=="x"){
            getURL("./test.htm");
      }
}

Flash MX:

• drop this code on the stage:

data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.onLoad = function(ok)
{
      if(ok){
            if(this.newVariable=="x"){
                  getURL("./test.htm");
            }
      } else {
            trace("FILE MISSING");
      }
}
data_var.load("./inc?Ran="+random(999));

=========== VERY IMPORTANT ============

in the external file, there should be a variable called "newVariable" defined this way:

&variableName=variableValue&

for example:

&newVariable=x&

dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
The external vars are being loaded via loadVariablesNum ("./inc?Ran="+random(999), 0);

I currently use this output in a dynamic text box which reads everything written to the file inc where inc=x
All I need is the simplest way possible to read that variable (already read by flash) like:

if(inc==x){
getURL ("./test.htm");
}

or

if(loadVariableNum==x)){
getURL ("./test.htm");
}

Actually I haven't yet tried the if(inc==x) one...   but would that be written correctly?? I just have no idea how to write in actionscript. :-O

Thanks. I'm upping the points...
negatyveCommented:
ok, this is the simplest:

Flash 5:

• create an empty movieclip on the stage
• assign this script to the clip:

onClipEvent(load){
    this.loadVariables("./inc?Ran=" + random(999));
}
onClipEvent(data){
    _level0.inc = inc;
    if(inc=="x"){
         getURL("./test.htm");
    }
}

Flash MX:

• drop this code on the stage:

data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.onLoad = function(ok)
{
    if(ok){
         _level0.inc = this.inc;
         if(this.inc=="x"){
              getURL("./test.htm");
         }
    } else {
         trace("FILE MISSING");
    }
}
data_var.load("./inc?Ran="+random(999));


All this if the external variable is called inc...

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dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
Ok excellent!! Thank you very much.  :)
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