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Fortune Cookie / Random Quote Code - Array

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

It's always fun to have a fortune cookie on your website, to give a random quote or fortune or message each time the visitor comes by. Note that this version does NOT require a database to work.

First, you need to create the array with the quotes or fortunes or whatever you will be showing. The array is a string array, with each array member being a different quote. So you can use -

Dim Quotes(20)
Quotes(1) = 'The black bird will signify danger.'
Quotes(2) = 'Be sure to eat something red today.'

and so on.

Since you defined the array right in your code, you know how big the array is. Use the randomize function to get a random item in the array. How to use the Randomize Function. If you had 20 items in your array, your randomize function would be:

CurrID = Int((19 * Rnd) + 1)

Now you have an ID number somewhere between 1 and the maximum ID in your database. Now all you have to do is select the matching phrase!

CurrPhrase = Quotes(CurrID)

That's it! Now you can show your item_desc to your user and have different fortunes, quotes, phrases or anything else appear each time they come back!

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