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Hi guys - I hope this is an easy one

How do I remove the 'comma' from appearing in the following array generated in Flash:

numberofItems = A;
// creating the arrays
message = new Array();
// loop to get all the variable names associated with their corresponding array positions
for (n=0; n<=numberofItems; n++) {
    // adding the association of "label1, label2...label#" with items array
    set("label" + n, scrollContent["myMovie"+n].variableA);
    message.push(eval("label"+n));
}

The new variable called 'message' returns the following values:

message=,label1, label2, label3, etc

I would like to remove the ',' comma from the above generated array so it only displays the values label1 then label2

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Aneesh Chopra earned 2000 total points
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It seems first element in array gets an empty string..

use following code to remove first element of the array
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message.shift();
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-Aneesh
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by:Donavan_usa
ID: 17938667
Hi Aneesh - thanks for the response.

Where would you place the above script?  I have tried a number of places and none of them seem to work.  The only place that generated a response is enclosed below - it does remove the ',' but it also deletes the entire previous lable when it does

numberofItems = A;
// creating the arrays
message = new Array();
// loop to get all the variable names associated with their corresponding array positions
for (n=0; n<=numberofItems; n++) {
    // adding the association of "label1, label2...label#" with items array
message.shift();

    set("label" + n, scrollContent["myMovie"+n].variableA);
    message.push(eval("label"+n));
}
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by:Donavan_usa
ID: 17938773
I have done some digging - would something like splice work (please see below) to remove unwanted data in the array?


numberofItems = A;
// creating the arrays
message = new Array();
// loop to get all the variable names associated with their corresponding array positions
for (n=0; n<=numberofItems; n++) {
    // adding the association of "label1, label2...label#" with items array

    message.splice(1, 5, ","); // start at the first index, count to '5' and remove the "," however it does not work

    set("label" + n, scrollContent["myMovie"+n].variableA);
    message.push(eval("label"+n));
}
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 17943429
just put my code after populating array, after for loop
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by:blockage1
ID: 17969665
The simplest solution is to change you loop from...

for (n=0; n<=numberofItems; n++) {

to...

for (n=1; n<=numberofItems; n++) {
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by:SamuelRostol
ID: 18179180
Well, just to put it out there..

You are tracing a Array. Whatever you do, as long as you are tracing the array, the comma's ( , ) will still be there. You'll have to convert it to a String, and then remove the commas.
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