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Array within a Function

Using Classic ASP and VBScript

I'm calling a function that creates an array in order to determine a boolean value but doesn't return that array.  It just returns the boolean value.  

After the function is called and the boolean value is returned I'd like to loop through the array that was created inside the function, but I can't seem to do that.  

Is the array only accessible within the function itself?  Is it not possible to access that array after the function is called?  Please advise.

Thank you.
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cdemott33
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
would help to see some code, but I'll take a stab at it...

where do you dim the array, inside or outside the function? I believe if you do it outside you should then be able to access it.
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
Vars always are local to the code they are created in. If the array var is defined outside of the function, it is likely you can access the content. But more likely the array is not available at all, as defined in the function completely. And that is intentionally.
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Bill PrewCommented:
Take a look at the "scope" section of the following.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/t7zd6etz(v=vs.84).aspx

~bp
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
' run the function
test=myFunction("t")
arrTest=split(test,",")
option1=arrTest(0)
option2=arrTest(1)
option3=arrTest(2)
myBoolean =arrTest(3)

myFunction(x) 
  myFunction="" 
  test = 0
  dim myArray(2)
  myArray(0)=x&"1"
  myArray(0)=  x&"2"
  myArray(0)=x&"3"

for each item in myArray
    myFunction=myFunction&item&","
    if "abc" = item then
        test=1
   end if
 next
 myFunction=myFunction&test
end function

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cdemott33Author Commented:
You all pointed me in the right direction.  It was the scope.  Once I moved the creation of the array outside the function it worked.  Thanks again for your help.
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