Repeat variable name changing

Jim Hamlyn jim at
Sat Mar 8 09:50:35 EST 2008

Hi again,

I need the repeat loop to effectively instantiate a new variable each time
it loops with a name I can reference through the same script.


I need the script to create a variable for each line in the field which I
can reference from the same script.

Does this make any sense?

Jim H

From: -= JB =- <sundown at>
Reply-To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 06:22:47 -0800
To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at>
Subject: Re: Repeat variable name changing

I may not totally understand what you are trying to
do but it sounds like you are looking for a repeat
structure that will change fTime to 1,2,3 etc.

repeat with fTime = 1 to number of lines in fld whatever
put item 5 of line fTime into whereyouwant
end repeat

A repeat structure similar to the above would repeat
for 10 time if the field had 10 lines and then it would
automatically add 1 to fTime on each repeat & quit
after it executed the 10th time.

If it does not work properly I may have written it a
little wrong because I am use to hypercard but just
ask if it doesn't.


On Mar 8, 2008, at 5:52 AM, Jim Hamlyn wrote:

> Thanks for the replies so far ­ wow!
> Ok it looks like I need to be a little more specific.
> I¹m making a meeting scheduler. The idea is to have a field into
> which I can
> paste return separated list of names. I have a field with a start
> time and a
> field with a meeting length ³Add². At the moment I¹m doing it the
> long way
> round:
> on mouseUp
>   put fld "StartTime" into tTime1
>   convert tTime1 to dateItems
>   add fld "Add" to item 5 of tTime1
>   put tTime1 into tTime2
>   add fld "Add" to item 5 of tTime2
>   put tTime2 into tTime3
>   add fld "Add" to item 5 of tTime3
>   convert tTime1 to time
>   put tTime & ":" & Tab before line 1 of fld "myField"
> etc
> Jim H


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