Difference between revisions of "setVariable"

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| object '''setVariable''' [name, value] |= Syntax
| [[Object]] '''setVariable''' [name, value] |= Syntax
|p1= object: [[Object]] |= Parameter 1
|p1= [[Object]] |= Parameter 1
|p2= [name, value]: [[Array]] |= Parameter 2
|p2= [name, value]: [[Array]]: [[String]],[[Number]] |= Parameter 2
| [[Nothing]] |= Return value
| [[Nothing]] |= Return value
|x1= <code>myTruck setVariable ["myVariable",123];</code> |= Example 1
|x1= <code>_myTruck setVariable ["myVariable",123];</code> |= Example 1
| [[getVariable]] |= See also
| [[getVariable]] |= See also

Revision as of 13:13, 31 August 2007

Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.001.00Arguments of this scripting command have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on
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Set variable to given value in the variable space of given object. In MP The variable space of the object is local to each client. Changes are not broadcast. The object must be a vehicle, otherwise the function does nothing.


Object setVariable [name, value]
[name, value]: Array: String,Number
Return Value:


Example 1:
_myTruck setVariable ["myVariable",123];

Additional Information

See also:


Only post proven facts here. Report bugs on the Feedback Tracker and discuss on the Arma Discord or on the Forums.


According to Suma, beginning with ArmA version 1.08, "setVariable now should work on any entity which can be targeted by AI, including soldier and game logic units. This includes most buildings, but not other static objects. Using it with buildings one should be aware the building may be discarded because of streaming. In such case the variable space is lost. When used for buildings, the storage should therefore be considered non-reliable." Reference: Make setVariable work on other things than just vehicles

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