> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mako Shark [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 28 November 2002 18:20
> A little more info on my count()ing.
> I have $issue[0]["number"] to $issue[x]["number"] just
> like any other multidimensional array (we'll call them
> m-arrays for simplicity).
> If I try to count($issue), I'll get all instances of
> my array (instances?) mltipled by the number of
> elements

Uh -- have you actually tried this?  Without doing so myself, I'm 99% sure that 
count($issue) will give you the answer you're looking for -- i.e. the number of 
different subscripts in the first dimension.  From your description of how you expect 
count() to work, I suspect you're labouring under a misapprehension about how PHP 
arrays are built: in this case, $issue is an array of (x+1) elements, indexed from 0 
to x, each element of which just happens to contain an array itself; it's not a single 
array of (x+1)*(no. of "string" subscripts) elements.  This means you can do something 

   $current = $issue[0]

and $current will be the array of string-subscripted elements contained in $issue[0].

> My problem is I need to loop through these.

Well, you don't need to know how many there are to do this -- just use foreach:

   foreach ($issue as $n=>$elements):
      // in here, $elements['number']==$issue[$n]['number'], etc.



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