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troubleshooting Question

Multiple ArrayCollections with Single Data Source

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Hi All,

This should be a pretty simple question.

Say that I declare two different ArrayCollection's that use the same Array as their source. Then I insert an item into one of those ArrayCollections.

Is the inserted item pushed to the source Array? Does the second ArrayCollection receive a CollectionChange.ADD event?

For instance, I would like to have two different sort's applied to the same Array by using two different ArrayCollections.

I did find this blog post that states something like this is possible:


But, there is no example given.

Thanks for all the help,
Derek Basch
// the list that displays the user defined sorted ArrayCollection
// the second ArrayCollection remains sorted by stuffId
//  for add/delete item efficiency
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:List xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" 
			import mx.collections.ArrayCollection;
			public var stuff:Array = new Array();
			public var stuffSortedByStuffIdCollection:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection(stuff);
			public var stuffSortedByUserDefinedCollection:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection(stuff);
// The data insert
public function setStuff( stuff:stuffVO ):void
	if (! this.getStuff(stuff.StuffId)) {
		this.stuffCollectionSortedByStuffIdViewCursor.insert( stuff );
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