3 dim array to 2 dim array in C#

Hi there;

I have 3 dim array and want to convert this to 2 dim array.

in which  the first dimension is consisting fixed value, and I want to combine the other 2 dims to a one dim.

How to do?

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Julian HansenCommented:
How do you want to combine the second and third dims?
jazzIIIloveAuthor Commented:
i am thinking using a link query or so. couldn't sort it out.

the array consists of string elements. Any tips..
Julian HansenCommented:
Before we get into tips - we need to know how you want to collapse the second and third arrays. Each element in the second array could potentially have more than one element - do you just want to concatenate them all together?
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jazzIIIloveAuthor Commented:
it's [3][3][3] same type. Only one element each.

I am open to suggestions.

Julian HansenCommented:
Ok then you have something like this

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It would help to know why you want to combine these - for what purpose?
You could just concatenate all the strings together
    "one_one one_one_one one_one_two one_one_three one_two one_two_one one_two_two one_two_three one_three one_three_one one_three_two one_three_three"

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But that might not make any sense

Or you could separate the subkeys with comma's or pipes etc

Before going into code - it would help to understand what you are aiming for - why you want to do this?

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jazzIIIloveAuthor Commented:

I find 3 dim array costly in performance, that's the reason why i want to flatten it

Julian HansenCommented:
Yes understood - but HOW do you want to flatten it.

An array usually exist for a reason - without knowing how it is going to be used in its flattened state - we can't help you.

If you don't provide info in response to questions we can't help you.
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