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Please help me,

I need to create an array or some sort of in-memory storage to:

Store a:    Number of channels(1-20)
           
Each channel can have multiple lines of data.
This data must be split into its relative fields.

Public gSMDRArr As String()()()         '(Ch#)(Line)(Field)

This seems a bit redundant, for example if channel(Ch#) 17 has 3 (Line)s of data each (Line) has (Field)s: "ID,Date,Time,Duration"

Line 1 for CH# 17
gSMDRArr(17)(0)(0) = "453"                       'ID
gSMDRArr(17)(0)(1) = "11/17/06"               'Date
gSMDRArr(17)(0)(2) = "02:38PM"                'Time
gSMDRArr(17)(0)(3) = "00:02:14"               'Duration
Line 2 for CH# 17
gSMDRArr(17)(1)(0) = "453"                       'ID
gSMDRArr(17)(1)(1) = "11/17/06"               'Date
gSMDRArr(17)(1)(2) = "02:40PM"                'Time
gSMDRArr(17)(1)(3) = "00:01:04"               'Duration
Line 3 for CH# 17
gSMDRArr(17)(2)(0) = "453"                       'ID
gSMDRArr(17)(2)(1) = "11/17/06"               'Date
gSMDRArr(17)(2)(2) = "02:42PM"                'Time
gSMDRArr(17)(2)(3) = "00:02:14"               'Duration

Then for channel 4 has 2 lines  then once the last line comes with its termination code i need to clear the channel, all the lines and fields.


I hope i was clear,
Thanks
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Hi ryankahan,

Why not use a  DataSet ?

As you tell, "This seems a bit redundant".

Hope this  helps.
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What .NET version do you have?

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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I would create a Class to hold the fields, and then use an ArrayList to hold multiple instances of that class...one for each line.
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by:Bob Learned
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Yeah, Mikey, but 2005 has generics, which is much better than an ArrayList ;)

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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True...just depends on what flava we're workin with.  =)

How ya been Bob?...haven't seen as much of ya lately.
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vb.net 2005.
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Simplified version:

Public Class Entry

   Public ID As Integer
   Public Date_Time As Date
   Public Duration As TimeSpan

End Class

Public Class Lines

    Public Entries As New List Of(Entry)

End Class

Private m_channels As New List(Of Lines)

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