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I'm hoping that someone could give me a few tips on a problem I have regarding Arrays.

What I'm wanting to do is load a txt file into an Array then search for some text and find the line number of said text. I then need to add an extra 1 to the line number it finds.

So if it finds 5 then = 6, 11 = 12 and so on.

I guess I would then be able to use the variable containg the "line number" to then copy a line from one text file into another.

Example would be




[TESTa] <<<< find line number then add 1 to then put the 1=jsjshdfawe "line number" into a variable.



*** I would rather be able to copy 1=jsjshdfawe into a variable and not worry about adding a 1 to a number.

Otherwise if it were possible then just be able to copy 1=jsjshdfawe into a variable instead for [Testa].

I can normaly work out how to do things but Arrays do confuse me a bit.

I have attached what I have played with so far but can't think how to proceed. I have searched the forums but not been able to work out how to be able to do it. I hope someoneone would be be able to help me.

I have only been able to capture the line of the search string.

#include <Array.au3>

#include <file.au3>

Dim $aRecords


$sSearch = "[TESTa]" ;<== search text

$iIndex = _ArraySearch($aRecords, $sSearch, 0, 0, 0, 1)

If @error Then

If $iIndex = -1 Then




MsgBox(0, "Found", '"' & $sSearch & '" was found in the array at position ' & $iIndex & ".")

_FileWriteToLine("c:\in\NEWfile.txt", 1, '11 = ' & $iIndex, 1)


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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :mellow:

You need to add 1 to the index you find to get the next line - like this:

#include <Array.au3>
#include <file.au3>

; Simulate loading file
Global $aRecords[4] = [3, "[TESTa]", "1=jsjshdfawe", "2=363632"]

;_FileReadToArray("c:\in\test.txt", $aRecords)

$sSearch = "[TESTa]" ;<== search text

$iIndex = _ArraySearch($aRecords, $sSearch);, 0, 0, 0, 1)

; Not found
If $iIndex = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Found", '"' & $sSearch & '" was found in the array at position ' & $iIndex & ".")

    MsgBox(0, "WriteLine", $aRecords[$iIndex + 1])
    ;_FileWriteToLine("c:\in\NEWfile.txt", 1, '11 = ' & $iIndex, 1)

Ask if anything is unclear. :(

There ia a good tutorial on arrays in the Wiki - you can find it here.


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Hi M23,

Thanks for the quick reply and welcome. I just had a look at your reply and it worked a treat.

I just needed to change a few things to my previous code that I got from yours and it was all good. I should now be able to use it for other things in the future.

It's nice to be able to kinda get my head around Arrays as normaly I try and code any other way to avoid them. :mellow:

Thanks again.

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