Saturday, June 16, 2012

[JScript] Scatter (like the FoxPro function)

On a roll tonight!

Scatter and Gather are a pair of functions in FoxPro and related languages which would take a record and copy it into the memvar space, naming the memvar the same as the field name and storing the field's value. Gather did the opposite.

Now I've got that working in JScript. I hand it a recordset and it creates an object with the field names as property names and the values of each as a list attached to the property. This makes things like this possible:

var X = Scatter( oRS );
 for (var i = 0; i < X.AdvertiserParentFK.length; i++ ) {
  WScript.Echo( i, X.AdvertiserParentFK[i]);
And so here's the function:
function Scatter( o ) {
  var result = {};
  var vba = new VBArray( o.GetRows() );
  var fldCount = o.Fields.Count;
  for (var i = 0; i < fldCount; i++ ) {
   result[o.Fields(i).Name] = [];
   for ( var j = vba.lbound(2); j <= vba.ubound(2); j++ ) {
    result[o.Fields(i).Name].push( vba.getItem(i,j) );
  return result;

More to enjoy! 

© Copyright Bruce M. Axtens, 2012.

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