Call Function Sequence Randomly

Posted on 2008-09-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
My code is below. I'm simply trying to make the functions random, instead of sequential, Please help, as this is urgent!

/* Start from panel 1 */
var fnArray = [show1, show2, show3, show4];
var counter = 0;
var intervalId;
function callfunctions() {
        counter = counter+1<fnArray.length ? counter+1 : 0;
function startTimer(num) {
        clearInterval(intervalId); /* Cleared interval, because clicking each button would offset the timer */
        counter = num; /* Removed "-1" because of odd jump */
        intervalId = setInterval(callfunctions, 5500);
/* Also removed stopTimer(); because we're calling startTimer(); in each button */
_root.startTimer(1); /* Starts the timer for panel 1 */

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Question by:webrhp
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Accepted Solution

Aneesh Chopra earned 500 total points
ID: 22597264
below is the updated code:

var fnArray = [show1, show2, show3, show4];
var counter = 0;
var intervalId;
function callfunctions() {
	var rnd = random(fnArray.length);
	if (rnd == counter) {
	counter = rnd;
function startTimer() {
	intervalId = setInterval(callfunctions, 5500);
function show1() {
function show2() {
function show3() {
function show4() {

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