This will work with any array. It recursively calls itself as it encounters arrays within arrays. I agree with Richard that if all you want is one shot at an array to find the element(s) you are looking for, then this may (or may not) be a cleaner approach, but I think if you are taking multiple passes at finding/filtering with an array, this will at least get you there. If filtering with multiple passes, remember to put the text of the array in another variable as filter *replaces* the contents of the source variable with the results.
Here is the function. Thinking about it, I suppose you could modify this to include a filter parameter so that only the keys matching the filter would be returned. Bob S function altPrintKeys @pArray, theKeyList put numtochar(11) into vertTab put numtochar(30) into altCr put the keys of pArray into theKeys sort theKeys numeric repeat FOR each line theKey in theKeys put "[" & theKey & "] " after theKeyList if theKey is not a number then replace "[" & theKey & "]" WITH "[" & quote & theKey & quote & "]" in theKeyList end if if pArray[theKey] is an array then put pArray[theKey] into theTempArray put altPrintKeys(theTempArray, theKeyList, pFullData) after theText put empty into the last word of theKeyList delete the last char of theKeyList put cr into the last char of theText else put "pArray " & the last word of theKeyList into theKeyName -- put "put " & theKeyName & " into theValue" into theCommand -- do theCommand put value(theKeyName) into theValue replace tab WITH vertTab in theValue replace return WITH altCr in theValue put theKeyList & tab & theValue & comma after theText put empty into the last word of theKeyList delete the last char of theKeyList end if end repeat return theText end altPrintKeys > On Aug 24, 2017, at 12:14 , Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > what about a 2 diminsional array _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode