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I am missing something here...I do not know why the second to last array assignment of this code snippet does not work

Sorry if I am not using the correct "buzz" words to explain what I am intuitively expecting to be OK is not OK.

Works of course-->: two arrays, same dimensions, different values, "A=B" works after the two arrays are declared and populated with Local statement .

But "A=hard coded array" does not work even though "hard coded" array has same dimensions  as the declared array and is the same as was assigned to  array B in its declaration statement.

As expected from searches, re-declaring the "A" array works to re-assign new array values, but it seems strange to me to have to redeclare an array when I just want to re-assign the values and not change its dimensions.

Obviously not  a burden to use "Local" again, but I do not see why this is needed.

Worded differently....



Local ArrayA=an array of values

Local ArrayB=an array of values



Array A = B works if dimensions are the same.

But A=[array of values of B in its declaration]  does not work.

I suspect, which is not clear in the help file for the arrays that I found, not only do you have to use Local/GLobal/Dim when you first declare an array, you must also use it whenever you want to re-assign values to an array other than with a variable (A=B).

Of course you can also loop through the array using cell indices for all its cells, but this, to me is also cumbersome.



#include <Array.au3>

Local $aArray1D_Col[1][10] = [["AA", "BB", "CC",44,55,66,77,88,99,"JJ"]]

Local $aSecondArray1D_Col[1][10]=[["11", "22", "33",44,55,66,77,88,99,"TenthCOL"]]
_ArrayDisplay( $aSecondArray1D_Col)

$aArray1D_Col=$aSecondArray1D_Col  ;works

;Why does this assignment of values to the array not work?
$aArray1D_Col=[["11", "22", "33",44,55,66,77,88,99,"JJ"]]

;But does if you re-initialize the array with LOCAL
Local $aArray1D_Col[1][10]=[["11", "22", "33",44,55,66,77,88,99,"NEW TenthCOL"]]


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In AutoIt, array literals are only supported inside a declaration or redeclaration. For instance you can't write If $a = [1, 2, 3] Then ...

Use Dim to redeclare a variable: this preserve its scope (local/global).

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7 hours ago, jchd said:

In AutoIt, array literals are only supported inside a declaration or redeclaration. For instance you can't write If $a = [1, 2, 3] Then ...

Use Dim to redeclare a variable: this preserve its scope (local/global).

THANKS!  Especially the "hint" on using Dim for future assignments to literals so it preserves the original declared scope, not particularly obvious from the help files.


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