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Using loop'd variables

Using loop'd variables

Using loop'd variables

(OP)
I'm in the process of creating a program for NET SEND use. I'm trying to compare user input to one array. when looping through that array, I want to find a match, keep the index, and use that in another array.

CODE

sizeOfArray = 4
checked$ = "TRUE"
DIM users$(sizeOfArray)
users$(1) = "Krause"
users$(2) = "Fig"
users$(3) = "Williams"
users$(4) = "Griffith"

DIM usersComp$(1 TO sizeOfArray)
usersComp$(1) = "12"
usersComp$(2) = "18"
usersComp$(3) = "19"
usersComp$(4) = "20"

validateUser:
FOR i% = 1 TO sizeOfArray
 IF user$ = users$(i%) THEN
  compNum$ = usersComp$(i%)
  checked$ = "TRUE"
 ELSE
  checked$ = "FALSE"
 END IF
NEXT i%

in which I'm trying to keep compNum$ (the variable that is used in the NET SEND), but I'm having problems assigning the i% to it.

RE: Using loop'd variables

CODE

validateUser:
i% = 1
checked$="FALSE"

do
  if user$ = users$(i%) then
    compNum$ = usersComp$(i%)
    checked$ = "TRUE"             
  else
    i% = i% + 1
  endif   
loop while (i% <= sizeofArray) and (checked$ = "FALSE")

REM at this point if checked$ is TRUE then i% is the index to userComp$
 

RE: Using loop'd variables

(OP)
thanks so much. a few buddies (who asked me to do this) have been continuously pestering me for this since yesterday.

RE: Using loop'd variables

(OP)
This doesn't work correctly. Its still not saving that number :(

RE: Using loop'd variables

The code works as given. i% contains the index to the matched name in array users$().

Where are you using the variable i%? As given, i% scope is local to the code snippet given. You could always create a function and return the index.

RE: Using loop'd variables

Here is some rather inefficient code:

CODE

DECLARE FUNCTION ValidateUser% (user$)

DIM SHARED sizeOfArray

sizeOfArray = 4

DIM SHARED users$(sizeOfArray), UsersComp$(1 TO sizeOfArray)

users$(1) = "Krause"
users$(2) = "Fig"
users$(3) = "Williams"
users$(4) = "Griffith"

UsersComp$(1) = "12"
UsersComp$(2) = "18"
UsersComp$(3) = "19"
UsersComp$(4) = "20"

DIM ComputerIndex%, x%

CLS
RANDOMIZE TIMER

FOR x% = 1 TO 20
  y% = INT(RND * 6) + 1

  IF y% <= sizeOfArray THEN
    ComputerIndex% = ValidateUser%(users$(y%))
  ELSE
    ComputerIndex% = ValidateUser%("UNKNOWN")
  END IF

  PRINT "Index = "; ComputerIndex%,

  IF ComputerIndex% <> -1 THEN
    PRINT users$(ComputerIndex%), UsersComp$(ComputerIndex%)
  ELSE
    PRINT "Unknown User", "N/A"
  END IF
NEXT

FUNCTION ValidateUser% (user$)

DIM i%, Checked$


i% = 1
Checked$ = "FALSE"

DO
  IF user$ = users$(i%) THEN
    compNum$ = UsersComp$(i%)
    Checked$ = "TRUE"
  ELSE
    i% = i% + 1
  END IF
LOOP WHILE (i% <= sizeOfArray) AND (Checked$ = "FALSE")

REM at this point if checked$ is TRUE then i% is the index to userComp$

IF Checked$ = "FALSE" THEN i% = -1


ValidateUser% = i%

END FUNCTION

RE: Using loop'd variables

(OP)

CODE

REM Written by TheLostFaith (Alex Figueroa)
REM November 30th 2007
REM Inspired by Steele NCT's (08) lack of
REM work ethic.

sizeOfArray% = 4
DIM users$(1 TO sizeOfArray%)
users$(1) = "Krause"
users$(2) = "Fig"
users$(3) = "Williams"
users$(4) = "Griffith"

DIM usersComp%(1 TO sizeOfArray%)
usersComp%(1) = 12
usersComp%(2) = 18
usersComp%(3) = 19
usersComp%(4) = 20

validateUser:
i% = 1
checked$ = "FALSE"


DO
 IF user$ = users$(i%) THEN
  compNum% = usersComp%(i%)
  checked$ = "TRUE"
 ELSE
  i% = i% + 1
 END IF
LOOP WHILE (i% <= sizeOfArray%) AND (checked$ = "FALSE")

inquireUser:
IF checked$ = "FALSE" THEN
 PRINT "Invalid User"
 INPUT "Who"; user$
ELSE
 INPUT "Who"; user$
END IF
inquireMessage:
INPUT "Say what"; message$

sendMessage:
PRINT "NET SEND NCT" + compNum$ + " " + message$
SHELL ("NET SEND NCT" + compNum$ + " " + message$)

validateCheck:
IF checked$ = "TRUE" THEN
 GOTO sendMessage
ELSE
 GOTO inquireUser
END IF

RE: Using loop'd variables

(OP)
whoops.

thats what I'm working with.

compNum$ always comes up blank.

RE: Using loop'd variables

Where do you get the input for user$?

Lee

RE: Using loop'd variables

There are quite a few issues with the code as posted, one of which is the code under label validateUser:, which sets compNum$, is never executed after the code under label inquireUser: gets the user name into user$

If you step through the code, you will see other issues as well.

RE: Using loop'd variables

Shows how inattentive I am, I guess.  I was looking BEFORE the validation code for the input for user$.

Lee

RE: Using loop'd variables

Well yes, Lee, that would be the logical place to look.

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