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Comparing Arrays and adding tally


Diegar
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Hello. I have a loop that grabs the first ten names in a table, and their ID's, which show their order. The line number in the loop adds a score to the name, based on it's position in the table. I leave the ID out of the array, but put the name and score:Array ( [0] => Robert [1] => 10 ) Array ( [0] => Steve [1] => 9 ) Array ( [0] => Harry [1] => 8 ) etc.. until '[2] => 1'The code will then go to the next usertable and do the same thing for the names in that list.The idea is to have all of these values inserted into a single array, but if the name already exists, the values are added together, instead of duplicating the name:The final array already has in it:Array ( [0] => Robert [1] => 10 ) and the next list has:Array ( [0] => Robert [1] => 8 ) In the final array, i was hoping to end up with the result of:Array ( [0] => Robert [1] => 18 ) Hope that was clear enough.... If not, feel free to ask for more. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Uh... in_array()
I tried that, as well as array_search. Neither worked, cause the example of Robert is an array, not a string. I can pull it out to a string, but i can't seem to compare it to a string with either of those, unless i tell it exactly where "Robert" is in the array, which defeats the purpose.
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If you need a multidimensional array like that then you will need to loop through the structure yourself and look to see if a certain name is there. Or, if all you're keeping track is a number associated with each name, it would be better to use the name as the array key and the number as the value. Then you can use isset to check if a user is already there.$users = array("Steve" => 10,"Robert" => 9,"Tony" =>8);

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