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Converts given, formatted as simple array, String into a valid Array. Simple array is array consisting of Numbers, Strings, Booleans and Arrays of all of the above. This command is almost 4× faster than similar uncached call compile method. And because call compile is not required, it is also more secure and primarily intended for use with callExtension to parse the String output into Array.
Since Arma 3 v1.96 the command tolerates extra spaces and supports single quotes. The only recognised keywords (case insensitive) are:
  • true - translates into true
  • false - translates into false
  • nil - translates into nil
  • null - translates into nil
  • <null> - translates into nil (not objNull)
  • any - translates into nil


parseSimpleArray stringArray
stringArray: String - string formatted as simple array
Return Value:
Array - valid array


Example 1:
private _arr = parseSimpleArray "[1,2,3]";
Example 2:
private _array1 = [1, "2", true, [4, "five", false]]; private _array2 = parseSimpleArray "[1,""2"",true,[4,""five"",false]]"; _array1 isEqualTo _array2; // true
Example 3:
_bool = true; _num = 123.45; _str = "ok"; _arr = [1, false, "cool"]; _res = parseSimpleArray format ["[%1,%2,%3,%4]", _bool, _num, str _str, str _arr]; // note how _bool and _num do not need str, however if used anyway, the result in this case would be identical hint str _res; // returns [true,123.45,"ok",[1,false,"cool"]]

Additional Information

See also:
set resize pushBack pushBackUnique select apply reverse count find in forEach deleteAt deleteRange append sort arrayIntersect callExtension


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