Array/Map not referenced correctly across multiple classes

Hello,
I am running into this problem where an array or map created in one class is not properly referenced in other classes except of one.

This is the main_manager (In the real world it would be the game_manager):

using { /Fortnite.com/Devices }

main_manager := class(creative_device):

    ArrayManager : array_manager = array_manager{}
    MiddleManager : middle_manager = middle_manager{}

    OnBegin<override>()<suspends>:void=
        ArrayManager.InitArr()
        MiddleManager.ActivateCallManager()
        Print("TestArr in main_manager has Length of {ArrayManager.TestArr.Length}")

This calls the initialisation of the test array_manager (Irl it would call a InitPlayer function in a player_manager after the player spawned or something). This is what the array_manager (Irl player_manager) looks like:

array_manager := class():
    
    var TestArr : []int = array{}

    InitArr() : void =
        set TestArr = {1, 2, 3}
        Print("TestArr in array_manager has Length of {TestArr.Length}")

The main_manager also calls the middle_manager which I just use for further debugging to check where the reference fails:

middle_manager := class():
    
    CallManager : call_manager = call_manager{}
    ArrayManager : array_manager = array_manager{}

    ActivateCallManager() : void =
        CallManager.CallArr()
        Print("TestArr in middle_manager has Length of {ArrayManager.TestArr.Length}")

The middle_manager invokes the call_manager (Irl a team_manager for example which references an array of all players from the player_manager):

call_manager := class():
    
    ArrayManager : array_manager = array_manager{}

    CallArr() : void =
        for(Number : ArrayManager.TestArr):
            Print("Current Iteration is: {Number}")
        Print("TestArr in call_manager has Length of {ArrayManager.TestArr.Length}")

The test array is referenced correctly in the array_manager ofc and the main_manager but as soon as it comes to the middle and call_manager the array is empty:
Screenshot (69)
If somebody could help me on this it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time!

Hi.
This is curious to me.

I was able to duplicate this. I don’t have a complete solution yet, but it is telling that the For expression is failing, which also confirms the array is returning as empty. I was just wondering when you create multiple instances of the array_manager with the same name if that isn’t the problem. Wouldn’t that, in a sense, create null references? If an array is going to be referenced by multiple classes, I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be better to create a superclass and have the other classes inherit from the superclass, so there is no need to create so many instances with the same name.

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using { /Fortnite.com/Devices }
using { /Verse.org/Simulation }
using { /UnrealEngine.com/Temporary/Diagnostics }



main_manager := class(creative_device):

   

    OnBegin<override>()<suspends>:void=
        ArrayManager: array_manager= array_manager:
        MiddleManager: middle_manager = middle_manager:
        ArrayManager.InitArr()
        MiddleManager.ActivateCallManager()
        Print("TestArr in main_manager has Length of {ArrayManager.TestArr.Length}")



array_manager := class():
    
    var TestArr : []int = array{1,2,3}

    InitArr() : void =
        Print("TestArr in array_manager has Length of {TestArr.Length}")


middle_manager := class(array_manager):
    
    CallManager : call_manager = call_manager{}

    ActivateCallManager() : void =
        CallManager.CallArr()
        Print("TestArr in middle_manager has Length of {TestArr.Length}")


call_manager := class(array_manager):
    
    CallArr() : void =
        for(Number : TestArr):
            Print("Current Iteration is: {Number}")
        Print("TestArr in call_manager has Length of {TestArr.Length}")
    # Runs when the device is started in a running game

So this works except the set array is taken out. I will have to look at this more later.

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Thank you for your answer!
Your solution works for me aswell. This is strange because even when the array is initialized with the set method (which is mendetory for what I am trying to do) it gets referenced correctly only by the main_manager… I am curios what you can find out about this.

Did you manage to find something?