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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.ArrayExport

Name ArrayExport
Type Method
Summary Exports values from an array into a single string
Prototype VARIANT ArrayExport(BSTR Name, BSTR Delimiter);

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Exports key/value pairs from the nominated array.

They keys and values will be separated by the specified delimiter, for example:

dispel magic,15,dragonskin,45,farsight,15,galvanic whip,30

The first word is the key (eg. dispel magic) the second word is the value (eg. 15) and so on, until the list of keys/values is exhausted.

The list may be the empty string, which indicates that the array had no values.

You specify the delimiter (eg. a comma) so that you can use different delimiters if you want to. The delimiter must be a single character (eg. ",") other than the backslash character. If the keys, or the values, contain the delimiter they will be "escaped", for example if the delimiter is a comma then any commas will be exported as backslash-comma. (ie. "," becomes ","). Also, any backslashes are exported as double-backslashes. (eg. "" becomes "").

If you just want the key names and not the values, use ArrayExportKeys.

Note: Available in version 3.46 onwards.

VBscript example
SetVariable "spells", ArrayExport ("spells", ",")
Lua example
SetVariable ("spells", ArrayExport ("spells", ","))
Lua notes
The delimiter is optional, and defaults to the "," character.
Returns If successful, the return value is a string containing the key/value pairs for the specified array, separated by the delimiter.

If not successful, the return value is a number (type 'long') with one of the following error codes in it:

eBadArrayName: Name cannot be empty
eArrayDoesNotExist: Array does not exist
eBadDelimiter: The delimiter is not a single character, or is the backslash character
Introduced in version 3.46

See also ...

Function Description
ArrayExportKeys Exports keys from an array into a single string
ArrayGet Gets the value of an array item
ArrayImport Imports values into an array from a single string
ArrayListKeys Gets the list of all the keys in an array
ArraySet Sets the value of an array item

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