# findNQueensSolution

Thu Jun 24 2021 05:26:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Saved by @ejiwen #javascript

```window.findNQueensSolution = function(n) {
var solution; //fixme
var done = false;

// means we reached the end of the board.
// but what if reached the end of the board, but don't have a solution? will that never happen?
var board = new Board({'n': n});

if(n===0){
return [];
}
// recurse on columns
var repeat = function(board,j){

// means we reached the end of the board.
// but what if reached the end of the board, but don't have a solution? will that never happen?

// we only increment j when we place a rook/queen. so when j reaches n, it means we
// placed all n rooks/queens, since we reached the end of the board.
if(j >= n){
return true;
}

for(var i = 0; i < n; i++) // loop on rows
{
board.togglePiece(i, j);
if(!board.hasRowConflictAt(i) && !board.hasMajorDiagonalConflictAt(board._getFirstRowColumnIndexForMajorDiagonalOn(i,j))
&& !board.hasMinorDiagonalConflictAt(board._getFirstRowColumnIndexForMinorDiagonalOn(i,j)))
{
if(repeat(board, j + 1) === true)
{
if(solution === undefined){
solution = board;
done = true;
}
return true;
}

}
board.togglePiece(i, j);
if(done)
return true;
};

return false;
}

repeat(board, 0);

if(solution === undefined){
solution = board.rows();
}
else{
solution = solution.rows();
}

console.log('Single solution for ' + n + ' queens:', JSON.stringify(solution));
return solution;
};```
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