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Array of 'n' dimensions?

 P: n/a Hi all, Wondering if anyone can help me. If i have an associative array: \$arr = array( "one" =array(1, 2, 3), "two" =array(5, 6), "three" =array(7,8,9,10) .... "n" =array(p,q,r....) ); and I want to combine the values for each value in the associative array to produce one array of "n" dimensions, how is this best done? The number of dimensions of the array is not known until runtime, so addressing the array can't be done in a hard-coded fashion. To exemplify what i'm after as the end result (in the case of there being 3 values in \$arr, as above); \$multi_arr = array( 1 =array( 5 =array ( 7 ="value", 8 ="value", 9 ="value", 10 ="value" ), 6 =array ( 7 ="value", 8 ="value", 9 ="value", 10 ="value" ) ), 2 =array ( 5 =array ( 7 ="value", 8 ="value", 9 ="value", 10 ="value" ), 6 =array ( 7 ="value", 8 ="value", 9 ="value", 10 ="value" ) ), 3 =array ( 5 =array ( 7 ="value", 8 ="value", 9 ="value", 10 ="value" ), 6 =array ( 7 ="value", 8 ="value", 9 ="value", 10 ="value" ) ) ); At the moment, I'm using a loop to build the necessary number of array subscripts in a string, then eval()ing the string, as a means of both creating and addressing the array. Which works, but it's a sloppy approach. I'm just wondering if anyone has another solution to the problem? Any help appreciated. My apologies for the length of the post. Regards Miles Jan 9 '07 #1 