ASTORE()

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Purpose

Function to fill an array with character strings that are separated with a specified character

Syntax

ASTORE(<array>, <expC1>, <expC2>)

See Also

AADD(), AAVERAGE(), ACOPY(), ADEL(), ADESC(), ADIR(), AELEMENT(), AFIELDS(), AFILL(), AINS(), ALEN(), ALINES(), AMAX(), AMIN(), APPEND FROM ARRAY, ARRAY(), ASCAN(), ASIZE(), ASORT(), ASTRING(), ASUBSCRIPT(), ASUM(), COPY TO ARRAY, DECLARE, DIMENSION, GATHER, IN_ARRAY(), IS_ARRAY(), LOCAL, PRIVATE, PUBLIC, RELEASE, RESTORE, SAVE, SCATTER

Description

The ASTORE() function fills the <array> with character strings from <expC1> which are separated by the character specified in <expC2>. The array will be created if it has not been previously declared. For an existing array, the character strings are copied into the array elements until either all the elements are filled, or all the strings are copied and the length of the array is automatically shortened to the number of elements stored in it. The ASTORE() function returns the number of character strings copied into the array. The ASTORE() function is most commonly used in combination with menu commands where multiple selections can be made.

Example

declare aNums[10]
? alen(aNums)
        10
nelements = ASTORE(aNums, "one, two, three", ",")
? nelements
         3
? alen(aNums)
         3
// Another Example
menu fields select "+"
declare aMenu[512]
nelements = astore(aMenu, menuitem(), "+")