Load variables into array

There are three ways to load variables into an array. The first one is to provide the values in a comma separated list and use string.split. The second one uses numbered variablenames, the count of variables and evil eval. And the third uses numbers as variablenames and a movieclip as array. Here we go: Version 1 (split): Our textfile looks like this: mylist=apple,cherry,lemon,banana&loaded=1 frame 1: //init variable loaded loaded="" _level0.loadVariables("myVar.txt",""); frame 2: // nothing frame 3: //loop while loaded is not set if(loaded eq "") gotoAndPlay(2) frame 4: //split the text at the commas myArray = mylist.split(","); Version 2 (numbered vars): Our textfile looks like this: v1=apple&v2=cherry&v3=lemon&v4=banana&count=4&loaded=1 frame 1: //init variable loaded loaded="" _level0.loadVariables("myVar.txt",""); frame 2: // nothing frame 3: //loop while loaded is not set if(loaded eq "") gotoAndPlay(2) frame 4: //assign the vars to array myArray = new Array(); for(i=1; i<= count; i++){ myArray[i] = eval("v" add i); } Version 2 (numbers as vars, loading to mc ): Create a moviclip and give it the instancename "datamc" Our textfile looks like this: 1=apple&2=cherry&3=lemon&4=banana&count=4&loaded=1 frame 1: //init variable loaded datamc.loaded="" //load variables to mc datamc.loadVariables("myVar.txt",""); frame 2: // nothing frame 3: //loop while loaded is not set if(datamc.loaded eq "") gotoAndPlay(2) frame 4: //now we can access the vars like that for(i=0; i<=count; i++){ trace(datamc[i]) }
Date: 11/09/2001


Nick Date: 29/07/2003
Hello: Purpose: I Have 12 flash movies which have been named in the myVar.text file as: v1=bacardi01.swf&v2=bacardi02.swf&v3=bacardi03.swf (and so-on up to 12). Am using Flash4 and am fairly new to actionscripting and have used Version 2 (numbered vars) of the 'Load Variable into Array', but have no results. In Frame 4 I used the "Set Variable Action" where variable is: "myArray" value is: new Array(); for (i=1; i<= count; i++) {myArray [i] = eval ("v" add i); }" Please suggest where I may have gone wrong.... :-( Many Thanks in Advance, Nick
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