PHP Variable in a Loop?

Is it possible to create 100's of variables with a loop?  The loop I'm using really cuts down on the code in the page, but I lose all my variables that I need to reference.  Here is what I was thinking.

if $variable < 365 {
$variablenumber = 1;
$variablename{$$variablenumber} = (variablenumber + 1);
} else {
echo "all done";
}

Is this possible?

So, the result would be these answers:
$variablename1 = 1
$variablename2 = 2
$variablename3 = 3
...
$variablename365 = 365
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>Is it possible to create 100's of variables with a loop?
why not a plain array?

$variablename = array();
for ($i=1; $i<366; $i++)
{
  $variablename[$i] = $i;
} 
//to show the results_
print_r($variablename);

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kevin_uCommented:
I assume you've looked at an array... $var[$x].

But this should do what you wanted:
$GLOALS['varname'.$variablenumber] = $variablenumber;

you'll get $varname1 = 1, $varname2 = 2,  
and they are all globals.

http://us3.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.globals.php



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Michael701Commented:
try this

for ($variablenumber=1; $variablenumber<=365 ;$variablenumber++)
{
  $variablename = 'variablename'.$variablenumber;
  $$variablename = $variablenumber;
}
 
echo "var50=".$variablename50 ."<br />\n";
echo "var72=".$variablename72 ."<br />\n";
echo "var321=".$variablename321 ."<br />\n";

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bschwartingAuthor Commented:
I could only get Michaels701 to work.  Thanks all!
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
yes, that code will do what you asked.

however, still curious about the why you need that in your code?
it really looks like you are doing something wrong in your method...
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bschwartingAuthor Commented:
angel, I wouldn't doubt it.  I'm just past a beginner on PHP.
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