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Thread: [RESOLVED] Associative array problem, what if item is missing?

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    resolved [RESOLVED] Associative array problem, what if item is missing?

    I have the following function in various related pages:
    Code:
    function getNoteLength(notelet) {  // Returns duration of note , whole = 768
    var NoteLengths = { "16th":48, "32nd":24, "4th":192, "64th":12, "8th":96, "Half":384, "Whole":768, "undefined":-1 }
    
    parts = notelet.split(",");
    var  noteLength= -1;
    noteLength = NoteLengths[parts[0]];
    
      for (var i = 1; i < parts.length; i++) {
        if (parts[i].substr(0,9) == "DblDotted") {
    	  noteLength = noteLength * 7 / 4; }
    	else
          if (parts[i].substr(0,6) == "Dotted") {
    	    noteLength = noteLength * 3 / 2; }
    	  else
    	    if (parts[i].substr(0,7) == "Triplet") {
    	      noteLength = noteLength * 2 / 3; } }
      return noteLength;
    }
    This is my first attempt at using associative arrays (I had been using a traditional search), but was wondering how to I test for a not found condition such as looking for "128th" or "4nd". I would like to return -1, but noteLength comes back as "undefined". The function receives a string such as "4th,Dotted,Slur" for example and would return 288.

    TIA

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    Code:
    var noteLength = ( NoteLengths[parts[0]] === undefined ) ? -1 : NoteLengths[parts[0]];
    Where used, return should be executed unconditionally and always as the last statement in the function.

    That's my signature, it's not part of the damn post!

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    That's a lot more concise than what I ended up using
    Code:
    if (typeof(noteLength) == "undefined")
      return -1;
    Thanks for the input.

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