The array argument is the name of the array variable to be erased.
It is important to know whether an array is fixed-size (ordinary) or dynamic because statement behaves differently depending on the type of array. Erase recovers no memory for fixed-size arrays. Erase sets the elements of a fixed array as follows:
|Type of array||Effect of Erase on fixed-array elements|
|Fixed numeric array||Sets each element to zero.|
|Fixed string array||Sets each element to empty string ("").|
|Array of objects||Sets each element to the special value Nothing|
Erase frees the memory used by dynamic arrays. Before your program can refer to the dynamic array again, it must redeclare the array variable's dimensions using a ReDim statement.
Dim numArray(9), dynArray()
ReDim dynArray(9) 'Allocate storage space
Erase numArray 'Each element is reinitialized
Erase dynArray 'Free memory used by array