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VBSCRIPT - dim and redim?

Posted on 2006-06-29
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Hi

I try to do this to keep an array with 'erroneous website names'

Dim erroneousWebsites(0)

While ...

ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))
    erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites)) = Trim(CStr(website_rows.fields("website").value))


Wend

but I get

Syntax error - type mismatch on the line

ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))
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Question by:paulwhelan
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by:TimCottee
ID: 17008046
Hi paulwhelan,

You have to initially Dim the array with no elements:

Dim erroneousWebsites()

If you specify bounds in the initial declaration then it is fixed length and cannot be redimensioned.

Tim Cottee
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by:paulwhelan
ID: 17008373
Hey!

I still get the same error even with


Dim erroneousWebsites()

Thanks
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by:TimCottee
ID: 17008402
paulwhelan,

Ok, that is probably because when it is declared initially it has no length and therefore UBound() is meaningless.
Try

If Len(Join(erroneousWebsites)) = 0 Then
    ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(1)
Else
    ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))
End If

To avoid this.


Tim
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by:paulwhelan
ID: 17008470
Thanks Tim

That gives me an error at

ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))

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If Len(Join(erroneousWebsites)) = 0 Then
      ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(1)
    Else
      ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))
    End If
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by:lunchbyte
ID: 17011165
Here is what I do


Dim erroneousWebsites()

Then before I use it add more it it, I set it to zero and just ignore index zero.

redim
Dim erroneousWebsites(0)

YOUR LOOP or whatever
   ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))

   erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites)) = "YOUR VALUE"

END LOOP
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jmundsack earned 20 total points
ID: 17011602
The +1 is in the wrong spot.  Move it outside the paren:

ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites) + 1)
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by:lunchbyte
ID: 17011642
LOL. I made the same mistake. That damn copy and paste.
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by:lunchbyte
ID: 17011651
CORRECT ONE

Dim erroneousWebsites()

Then before I use it add more it it, I set it to zero and just ignore index zero.

redim
Dim erroneousWebsites(0)

YOUR LOOP or whatever
   ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites) + 1)

   erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites)) = "YOUR VALUE"

END LOOP
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by:jmundsack
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The reason for the error in the ORIGINAL QUESTION...

"Syntax error - type mismatch on the line
ReDim Preserve erroneousWebsites(UBound(erroneousWebsites + 1))"

...is because the + 1 is inside the parens, and I was the first to point this out.

TimCottee is also correct that if you want to ReDim you need to Dim without bounds initially.

But for 20 points it's hardly worth fighting about LOL.  Flip a coin?
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