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Bionicjoe

I have a series of files that I am first formatting with a RegEx script, then reading into an array, which will be posted into a form. Each file will have the same info, but not always in the same order.For instance, the 'Salesperson' may be the first line or next to last. 'Date, phone, or address fields may be various places.

I can write my RegEx script to place an array index number in front of each item/line of the file. Is it possible to load the data into an array based on these numbers? The _ReadFileToArray function simply reads each line into an array in order, so that won't work, but that's basically what I want to do.

A sample file. The numbers are array index numbers. As I stated above, the index numbers won't always be in this order, but I'll always need the phone numbers in array position 5 & 7 for instance.

1, Julie Jones

2, 2/25/09

4, Widgets, Inc.

6, Fred Contact

5, (111) 555-1303

8, 7

3, 7010000-01

9, BLDG SUIT APT 101

10, 123 Street BLVD

11, BOWLING GREEN KY 42104

7, 222 555-1234

12, bwlky0015abcdabcd.bwlkydomain.com

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Melba23

Bionicjoe,

It is a bit roundabout, but you could try something like this:

- make those numbers double-digit (00 - 12).

- read the file into an array using _FileReadToArray.

- sort the array with _ArraySort to get the elements into the correct place.

- run StringTrimLeft in a loop through the array to delete the numbers.

If you can write a RegEx to get the numbers in the right place in the file, that should pose you no difficulty at all! :mellow:

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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martin

Bionicjoe,

It is a bit roundabout, but you could try something like this:

- make those numbers double-digit (00 - 12).

- read the file into an array using _FileReadToArray.

- sort the array with _ArraySort to get the elements into the correct place.

- run StringTrimLeft in a loop through the array to delete the numbers.

If you can write a RegEx to get the numbers in the right place in the file, that should pose you no difficulty at all! :mellow:

M23

No need to make the numbers double digit. Just exactly as Melba23 says but no need for _Arraysort, just create a new array with the same number of elements, step through each element of the array and the index of the new array is Number($array[$n]) and the string is, as M23 says, StringTrimeLeft($array[$n],STringInSTr($array[$n],",")) Edited by martin

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Melba23

martin,

Clever! :mellow:

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Bionicjoe

Please note my status.

Forgot about ArraySort.

I think this is going to do what I need. Thanks.

I have another question posted in UltraEdit's forums about getting the addresses formatted.

It's the last hurdle I face.

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