Array Filtering

Dick Kriesel dick.kriesel at
Fri Jun 15 23:21:55 EDT 2012

On Jun 15, 2012, at 3:21 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> Hi all. 
> I am wondering if anyone has developed an Array Filter procedure that would give me all the rows of an array matching a certain criteria? For instance, let's say I wanted all the rows whose key "name" contained "bob" and have it returned as an array of the same structure containing only those records? 
> If not I am going to have to write one. 
> Bob

Hi, Bob.  Here's an example for a simple array.  Put it into a script and run "test1" from the message box.

Does it work for you?

-- Dick


function subarrayForNameContainsString @rArray, pString
   local tArray
   repeat for each key tKey in rArray
      if rArray[ tKey ][ "name" ] contains pString then
         put rArray[ tKey ] into tArray[ tKey ]
      end if
   end repeat
   return tArray
end subarrayForNameContainsString

on test1
   local tArray, tSubarray
   put "Betty" into tArray[ 123 ][ "name" ]
   put "Bob" into tArray[ 234 ][ "name" ]
   put "carpenter" into tArray[ 234 ][ "occupation" ]
   put subarrayForNameContainsString( tArray, "Bob" ) into tSubarray
end test1


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