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2nd May, 2010 at 17:40:41 -

Is there a way to convert a string of letters into a number, and vice versa? I'm storing my game's data with a number array, which unfortunately doesn't allow for string entries, so I'd like to know if it's possible to manipulate numbers in a way so that I can store small bits of text, such as a name.

I tried using the Convert String to Number function that's built into MMF, but that only works for numbers, not letters. Is there a method I could use to represent each letter of the alphabet as a number and scrunch them together in the same variable, or will I have to dedicate an entire row of my array to storing letters individually (i.e. 1 = A, 2 = B, etc)?

 

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2nd May, 2010 at 18:13:48 -

Simply put, no.

It is possible, it would just be a very large number for a short, simple string. Your other alternative is to either dedicate a row as you mentioned, or you could try using another array type that takes numbers and strings.

 

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2nd May, 2010 at 22:00:10 -

String arrays are much better to use, since u can easily store numbers as strings and retrieve them back. You might want to consider changing your array type.

 
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2nd May, 2010 at 22:26:27 -

Either use a string array or a row structure and the formatted object can convert char to the ascii number. Using an array of stings would be easier though .


 
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3rd May, 2010 at 02:02:36 -

a string IS a number so yes

i don't remember if mmf has functions for converting characters to ascii values (which for letters begin at 65), but if it does then you can just run through a character at a time and convert them that way

 
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3rd May, 2010 at 08:52:11 -

Yeah, I probably should have stuck with a string array, but unfortunately, that would require me going back through all of my events (and we're talking three years worth of events ) and adding Val() tags wherever I refer to a value. So, with this in mind, using a row in my array is probably the best way to go at this point.

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3rd May, 2010 at 12:00:22 -

If you've already spent 3 years on it, what's another half hour?
Just go with a string array.

 
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