2-dimensional arrays

Hi,
i try to generate a 2 dimensional arrya (10 rows, 20 columns) and initialize them with data within nested for loops.
My problem is: i cannot find the correct syntax to get it working. www.w3schools.com has no example for those arrays. The only thing i found is var person = [];

So i tried:

var state = [[],[]];

for (device = 1;device < 11;device++) {
    for (index = 0; index < 20; index++) {
        state[device][index] = 0;
    }
}
flow.set("state",state);

but i get "TypeError: Cannot set property '0' of undefined"

Would be happy if anyone has a good hint for me!

You need to create an array of arrays... here is a simple flow to demonstrate

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Good morning,
looks quite different to my approach ...
Of course, this solution works fine.
Where can i find infos like this? w3school seems not to be the best solution.

Thx and kind regards,
Alexander

A Google search for "js 2 dimensional array" provides lots of answers. In situations like these, I just search search search, try try try and eventually I find the answer. This also has a positive effect... I learn more.

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