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variable to string to command

donald croswell

Joined: Mar 23, 2001
Posts: 6
Hey all,
I am trying to get a variable to concatinate to a string then use that string as a command like this:
newx = place + "[" + num + "]";
Where place = "ones" and num = "8".

So my line new line is:
newx = ones[8];
This will make newx equal to the static string array "ones" in the "8" place.
I can get the concatination to the string but it doesn't treat the string like a command.
Thanks for the help!
Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
Yes, all you did was assign the String value "ones[8]" to newx. You cannot use a String Object to represent a variable. If you want to assign the value in ones[8] to newx you have to use the variable name. If num is a String you'll have to convert it to an int first.

If places can hold other values besides "ones" you need to put this in a controll structure to determine which array to place it in.

Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2

I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
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