File, variable, array, split

David Vaughan david at
Mon Sep 23 03:28:00 EDT 2002


Your global variable is "tTranslations" in the first handler and 
"tTranslation" in the second. Add an "s" to the second one and try 


On Monday, Sep 23, 2002, at 16:28 Australia/Sydney, Toma Tasovac wrote:

> Hi.  
> I have a text file with a tab delimited list of words and 
> translations, i.e.
> word1   translation1
> word2   translation2
> I use the following code to put this file into a variable and then 
> turn it into an array:
> on openStack
>   global tTranslations
>   put url "file:translations" into tTranslations
>   split tTranslations with cr and tab
> end openStack
> Then, I have a field with some text in it.  I want the user to click 
> on a word in the text and have the translation displayed in another 
> field, called “Translation Display”  So...
> on mouseUp
>   global tTranslation
>   select the clickChunk
>   put the clickText into tClickedWord
>   put tTranslations[tClickedWord] into fld "Translation Display"
> end mouseUp
> And that should be it.  But it’s not.  When I click on the word, it 
> gets selected, but no translation appears in the “Translation 
> Display”.  I get no error messages.
> Any ideas on how I should troubleshoot this?
>  Toma
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