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Multi Dimensional Array and C#

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Hi,

I have something like the following string. "Smith, Jones, Hughes".

It's comma-delimited. I can split that based on a "," into an array.  

But what I need is a 2 dimensional array after that string is supplied.

So, something like:

Smith
     N
Jones
    N
Hughes
    N

Later in my processing I will change like:

Jones
    Y

Initially, I need to start with a "Smith, Jones, Hughes" but I need to have a single-dimensional array go into a 2 dimensional array where the second dimensional defaults to an "N".

Later, when necessary I will update to a "Y" for an specific first index.

How would/could I do this?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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I understand I can do it in different means but an array would be more a quick hit type of thing. How can I do it with a 2 dimensional array?
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Ah, yeah...dictionary would work and not a huge ordeal. I will just go with that.

Thanks!
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Just in case you wanted to know, this question gives a good explanation on how to split your string into a 2d array.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/Q_24166603.html
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Yeah, I saw that. :-) It's really completely applicable because it's assuming the ":" is already there. I'm putting a "Y" or "N" after the fact.

Thanks though...the dictionary still it working. :-)
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I personally find the dictionary a little bit easier to work with, but there are times where arrays are the way to go.  Glad I was able to help you find a solution.
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