Solved

Declare string array in one line

Posted on 2013-12-27
4
390 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi

I am trying to make this work in Microsoft Access 2013.  (see below.)  
I would like declare a defined array very much like the second line of the code.

Thank you.

Dim fileNameArray() As String
   fileNameArray = Array("a", "b", "c", "d", "e")

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:peispud
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Bitsqueezer
ID: 39742940
Hi,

that's not possible as the Array function only produces variant arrays. That gives you the possibility to create mixed datatype arrays but for the price that you can't create string arrays with this function. So your code works with this if you can live with using variants:
Dim fileNameArray() As Variant
   fileNameArray = Array("a", "b", "c", "d", "e")

Open in new window


Cheers,

Christian
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
ID: 39742955
but you could do:

Dim FilenameArray() as string

FilenameArray = Split("a,b,c,d,e", ",")
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:peispud
ID: 39742968
Both answers were correct,  but you NAILED it Mr Fye.

I wasn't aware of the split function.  Perfect!

Thank you
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 39742971
glad I could help.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In a multiple monitor setup, if you don't want to use AutoCenter to position your popup forms, you have a problem: where will they appear?  Sometimes you may have an additional problem: where the devil did they go?  If you last had a popup form open…
Did you know that more than 4 billion data records have been recorded as lost or stolen since 2013? It was a staggering number brought to our attention during last week’s ManageEngine webinar, where attendees received a comprehensive look at the ma…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question