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How Large Can an Array Grow..??

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If I make a script that keeps adding data into an array that is 3 columns to the right and 1Million + rows down..

at what point in the array would the memory use begin to grow excessive on my AutoItExe..??

Also is there anyway to export an array to like an XML document or something so I can keep the grid formatting of the array..??

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The issue is more than of available memory and reliability of the thing. Should any power outage , OS hang up (that happens) or whatever, you end up hands empty.

If I were in your place, I'd consider using SQLite, a lightweight database that AutoIt supports natively, which is perfect for very reliable storage and efficient query/retrieval of data up to hundreds of Gigabytes. SQLite databases can be memory- or disk-based.

Start reading about SQLite, try simple examples and come again if you still have questions.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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