# How to return multiple values in loop?

I'm just trying to return the multiple value in the loop. How this can be done, if I wish to return the last 20 value of x and y. here is the code:

``````contract Bar{

struct Foo{
uint x;
uint y;
}
mapping(uint => Foo[]) foo;

function add(uint id, uint x , uint y)  {
foo[id].push(Foo(x, y));
}

function get(uint id, uint index) public returns(uint, uint){
//  return foo[id][index].x;
{
var a = foo[id][index].x;
var b = foo[id][index].y;
}
return (a,b);
}

function get_last_ten(uint id) constant returns(uint[20]){
uint[20] memory lastItems;
for(uint i=0;i<20;i++){
if(foo[id].length>i){
lastItems[i] = foo[id][foo[id].length-i-1].x;
}
}
return lastItems;
}
}
``````
• It's a fixed size array. @Shrey, what exactly is the problem? – Rob Hitchens - B9lab Sep 5 '18 at 15:42
• Are you trying to return an array of `Foo`? – Ismael Sep 5 '18 at 15:58
• yes, i want to return array with x and y. something like this. – shrey bhardwaj Sep 5 '18 at 18:31
• @Rob Hitchens B9lab Hi sir I'm a great fan of your work Thank you for reponsing to my query. Actually I wish to give unique identity to a every transaction. So I gave a index value to each and every transaction. But now I wish to return all the index value but in such way that it will return all data of every individual transaction. And SIr it would be great if you help me with mapping this data on time. like mapping(uint => Time) time;. But when I return the time on transaction { foo[id].push(Foo(x, y)); time = now; } return (time); } I don't get time stamp – shrey bhardwaj Sep 7 '18 at 11:45

You can either return 2 fixed-size arrays, like this:

``````function getLastTen(uint id) constant returns(uint[10], uint[10]){
uint[10] memory lastX;
uint[10] memory lastY;
Foo[] storage arr = foo[id];
uint len = arr.length;
for(uint i=0;i<20;i++){
if(len>i){
lastX[20 - 1 - i] = arr[len - 1 - i].x;
lastY[20 - 1 - i] = arr[len - 1 - i].y;
}
}
return (lastX, lastY);
``````

or interleave them in one `uint[20]` with something like

``````            lastXY[20 - 1 - i * 2] = arr[len - 1 - i].x;
lastXY[20 - 1 - i * 2 + 1] = arr[len - 1 - i].y;
``````

`20 - 1` instead of `19` is intentional.

• This giving me an error. – shrey bhardwaj Sep 7 '18 at 10:39
• @shreybhardwaj would you care to post some context? What's your error message, what did you try to compile and run? – Utgarda Sep 7 '18 at 11:35
• yeah sure. Let me explain you. Actually I wish to save the data on unique value. So I have tested with the index value. All new data / transaction on the public key. Is getting saved on new index value(1,2,3). Now I want to return all data of those index value. And when I try to compile this (uint len = arr.length) giving me an error. – shrey bhardwaj Sep 7 '18 at 11:38
• Also is it possible to map the transaction on time. Something like this mapping(uint => Time) time; – shrey bhardwaj Sep 7 '18 at 11:40
• Actually while compiling I'm getting an error from uint len = arr.length – shrey bhardwaj Sep 7 '18 at 11:47