Difference between revisions of "setVariable"

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<dd class="note">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.
 
<dd class="note">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: [http://bugs.armed-assault.net/view.php?id=2444 Make setVariable work on other things than just vehicles]
 
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: [http://bugs.armed-assault.net/view.php?id=2444 Make setVariable work on other things than just vehicles]
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on 3 November, 2009 - 19:40 (CEST)</dd>
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<dt class="note">[[User:WGL.Q|.kju]]</dt>
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on 3 November, 2009 - 19:40 (CEST)
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<dt class="note">[[User:WGL.Q|.kju]]
 
<dd class="note">Public variable parameter works also for groups in ArmA II. [http://dev-heaven.net/issues/show/5542 Ref: A2 CIT].
 
<dd class="note">Public variable parameter works also for groups in ArmA II. [http://dev-heaven.net/issues/show/5542 Ref: A2 CIT].
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on January 18, 2010 - 17:27 (CEST)</dd>
 
<dt class="note">'''[[User:Lou Montana|Lou Montana]]'''</dt>
 
<dd class="note">this command doesn't work with [[createSimpleTask|tasks]] in '''Arma 2 1.05'''</dd>
 
  
<dd class="notedate">Posted on February 8, 2010 - 18:42 (CEST)</dd>
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<dt class="note">'''[[User:LaKing|LaKing]]'''</dt>
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<dt class="note">'''[[User:Lou Montana|Lou Montana]]'''
<dd class="note">In '''Arma 2 1.05''' the [[missionNamespace]] object allows only the two main Arguments by syntax. Publishing the Variable afterwards works fine.</dd>
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<dd class="note">this command doesn't work with [[createSimpleTask|tasks]] in '''Arma 2 1.05'''
  
<dd class="notedate">Posted on January 25, 2011 - 02:48 (CEST)</dd>
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on February 8, 2010 - 18:42 (CEST)
<dt class="note">'''[[User:Lou Montana|Lou Montana]]'''</dt>
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<dt class="note">'''[[User:LaKing|LaKing]]'''
<dd class="note">this command '''does''' work with [[createSimpleTask|tasks]] in '''Arma 2 OA 1.57'''</dd>
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<dd class="note">In '''Arma 2 1.05''' the [[missionNamespace]] object allows only the two main Arguments by syntax. Publishing the Variable afterwards works fine.
  
<dd class="notedate">Posted on 19 July, 2011</dd>
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on January 25, 2011 - 02:48 (CEST)
<dt class="note">[[User:kju|kju]]</dt>
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<dt class="note">'''[[User:Lou Montana|Lou Montana]]'''
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<dd class="note">this command '''does''' work with [[createSimpleTask|tasks]] in '''Arma 2 OA 1.57'''
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on 19 July, 2011
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<dt class="note">[[User:kju|kju]]
 
<dd class="note">My finds with 1.59 are:
 
<dd class="note">My finds with 1.59 are:
 
* not working for [[Task]] (example anyone?)
 
* not working for [[Task]] (example anyone?)
 
* public is JIP synced for [[Object]] and [[Group]]
 
* public is JIP synced for [[Object]] and [[Group]]
 
* public parameter is not available for [[Namespace]], [[Location]] (, [[Task]])
 
* public parameter is not available for [[Namespace]], [[Location]] (, [[Task]])
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Revision as of 02:58, 18 October 2011

Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.001.00
Arguments 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
Hover & click on the images for descriptions

Description

Description:
Set variable to given value in the variable space of given element. To remove a variable, set it to nil (e.g. player setVariable ["varname",nil]). All available data type combinations:
Multiplayer:
The variable space of the object is local to each client. By default changes are not broadcasted.
Since Arma 2: When the public parameter for supported types. If public, the value will be synchronized also for a JIP player.

Syntax

Syntax:
objectName setVariable [name, value (, public)]
Parameters:
objectName: Object or Location. Arma 2 also supports: Namespace, Group, Control, Task
[name, value]: Array
name: String
value: Any_Value
public: Boolean - Only available for Object types. If public is true then the value is broadcast to all computers.
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

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

Additional Information

See also:
MP editing guidegetVariablesetVariable (VBS2)

Notes

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Notes

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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
Posted on 3 November, 2009 - 19:40 (CEST)
.kju
Public variable parameter works also for groups in ArmA II. Ref: A2 CIT.
Posted on January 18, 2010 - 17:27 (CEST)
Lou Montana
this command doesn't work with tasks in Arma 2 1.05
Posted on February 8, 2010 - 18:42 (CEST)
LaKing
In Arma 2 1.05 the missionNamespace object allows only the two main Arguments by syntax. Publishing the Variable afterwards works fine.
Posted on January 25, 2011 - 02:48 (CEST)
Lou Montana
this command does work with tasks in Arma 2 OA 1.57
Posted on 19 July, 2011
kju
My finds with 1.59 are:

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