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If statement inside for loop

I have a for loop going through an array with an if...else statement inside of it, but only the else part is getting read. I want to split the array element into two pieces. if I put the split code in the else statement it will work, but I want to be able to perform the split before the if statement. How do I go about getting this done?
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Barbara69
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GaryCommented:
Are we supposed to guess what your code is?
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Barbara69Author Commented:
for (var i=0; i < formArray.length; ++i){
        var formArray1 = formArray[0].split("=");
         var formArray2 = formArray[1].split("=");        
                 
          if (formArray[2] >= 65)     {                           
                    document.writeln("Hi  "+formArray1[1]+". At age "+formArray2[1]+" you may retire.") }                    
                     else   {
                                 var formArray1 = formArray[0].split("=");
                            	    var formArray2 = formArray[1].split("=");
 		   document.writeln("Hi "+formArray1[1]+". At age "+formArray2[1]+" you are not ready to retire. Get to work." ) }}

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Chris StanyonCommented:
Without seeing what your formArray data is it's difficult to know, but if all your formArray[] elements are key/value pairs joined by '=' then you probably need to split formArray[2] before using it in the if statement.

Either that or your if statement should be checking against formArray1 or formArray2
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Sar1973Commented:
It is also possible that you never get the if condition satisfied, so every time the algorythm goes to the else statement.
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Tom BeckCommented:
Line 5 seems wrong. If formArray holds keys (names) and values (ages) separated by "=" then formArray1[1] or formArray2[1] could possibly hold a value greater than 65, but formArray[2] never could.

EDIT: Just realized that Chris is saying essentially the same thing.
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Barbara69Author Commented:
Thanks Chris, the if wasn't checking against the correct element of the array.
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