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mkdir1995
Level 7

Is there a simple way to set and get a global variable?

If you need to set a global variable within your main file (where your screen is created and set) you can do it via the global node.


  m.global = screen.getGlobalNode()
  m.global.id = "GlobalNode"    
  m.global.addFields( {
    globalVariable: yourVariableHere
  } )


If you need to set a global variable outside of where your screen is set, I found a very helpful function in one of the examples (I forgot which one) but I use it in my code as well...
function AddAndSetFields( node as object, aa as object )
  addFields = {}
  setFields = {}
  for each field in aa
    if node.hasField( field )
      setFields[ field ] = aa[ field ]
    else
      addFields[ field ] = aa[ field ]
    end if
  end for
  
  node.setFields( setFields )
  node.addFields( addFields )
end function


And then I use the function in a separate .brs file like so:

AddAndSetFields( m.global, { globalContent: myVariableHere } )     


After this is set and working correctly, I can retrieve and use the variable I need by calling m.global.globalContent Smiley Very Happy
Hope that helps! I actually got that figured out by help from the forum!
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