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can i make a 2d array have an infinite amount of storage cells?

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from what i can see so far arrays have a limit applied, is there any way i can work around this to make an infinite number of columns rows etc. would i have to invoke a new array table once its full? also, arrays are really slow for this leevel of data, autoit doesnt support hash tables does it? it'd be sweet if someone made a hash table function

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The current AutoIt limit for an array is "a total of 16 million elements".

I would suggest that if you are looking to store anywhere near that number of items then you should be looking at other ways of doing so - perhaps a SQLite database? AutoIt's array funtion are pretty slow as it is and I hate to think of the affect on performance if you were to have an array near max size! ;)

As to hash tables, there are a number available in AutoIt (as a quick search would have shown :idiot:) - my personal favourite is Nutster's which you can find here. :)


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If you just want to have enough space to not run out of elements I would recommend using the ReDim Command to resize the array on the fly.

But as the others say, If you are having anywhare near 25 thousand entries I would recommend using Hash Tables.

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