Doubt regarding C structures and arrays. Quick suggestions please

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    Doubt regarding C structures and arrays. Quick suggestions please

    I have a doubt regarding C pointers, structures and arrays.

    Code:
    I have a structure
    typedef nx_struct DataMsg {
    nx_uint16_t destID;
    nx_uint16_t sourceID;
    nx_uint16_t valueReported[100];
    } DataMsg;
    I have a variable named a .
    Code:
    a[100] ={100 values}
    I have a pointer created for a datapkt
    Code:
    DataMsg* datapkt = (DataMsg*) (call RadioPacket.getPayload(&radiopkt, NULL));
    i need to set the array of the structure to the value of a

    isnt this right
    Code:
    datapkt->valueReported = a; ?
    Gives me an error saying , invalid lvalue in assignment

    The data types mentioned above are similar to regular int

    An explanation would be good as well.

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    You cannot assign to an array, so you should use say, memcpy() instead.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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    isnt there a concept of shallow copy in C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrux
    isnt there a concept of shallow copy in C?
    If you are copying a pointer without copying what it points to, yes. But here you have an array, not a pointer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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