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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

i am trying to convert a file's text to an array. i dont think they are tabs in between each column. as you can see there might be spaces in the first column. is there a way to do this nicely?

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Can you provide the content as a text file?

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For each line $line of text you read off disk, a simple regexp will do it:

$line = "ACLIENT    1212 8 46 1053 11324 0:04:55.843 0:02:02.140 71:10:06:991"
$columns = StringRegExp($line, "([^\s]+)(?:\s+|$)", 3)
_ArrayDisplay($columns)

and find the data in the $columns array.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

thank you jchd - it alllmost works.. except when the first column's text has a space such as in the example provided

and here's the code i have

#include <file.au3>
#include <array.au3>

$file = "ap.txt"
$line_count = _FileCountLines($file)

for $x = 8 to $line_count
    $line = FileReadLine($file, $x)

    $columns = StringRegExp($line, "([^\s]+)(?:\s+|$)", 3)

    _ArrayDisplay($columns)
next
Edited by gcue

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

ok so i figured the text in all the columns only resides in the first column.. all other columns are numbers

so im trying this:

#include <file.au3>
#include <array.au3>

$file = "ap.txt"

$line_count = _FileCountLines($file)

Dim $array[1][3]

For $x = 4 To $line_count
    $line = FileReadLine($file, $x)

    $columns = StringRegExp($line, "([^\s]+)(?:\s+|$)", 3)

;~ _ArrayDisplay($columns)

    ReDim $array[UBound($array) + 1][3]

    $2nd_column = $columns[1]

    If Not IsNumber($2nd_column) Then
        MsgBox(0, "", $2nd_column)
        $process_name = $columns[0] & " " & $columns[1]
    Else
        $process_name = $columns[0]
    EndIf

    $array[UBound($array) - 1][0] = $process_name
    $array[UBound($array) - 1][1] = $columns[2]
    $array[UBound($array) - 1][2] = $columns[5]
Next

_ArrayDisplay($array)

problem now is IsNumber isnt working the way i thought it would... i also tried IsInt

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Hi gcue,

here's another, rather long-winded, approach which allows for any number of spaces in the first column.

#include <array.au3>

$sLine = "System Kill   4 8 75 1792 260 0:00:00.000 0:05:45.718 0:00:00.000"
$sLine = StringStripWS($sLine,5);remove leading, trailing and double spaces
$p1 = StringInStr($sLine,' ',0,-8,StringLen($sline));find the last space before the start of the second column
$a1 = stringsplit(StringTrimLeft($sline,$p1),' ');get the other cols
$a1[0] = StringLeft($sLine, $p1 - 1);insert the first col
_ArrayDisplay($a1)

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hey martin!

thanks!

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As this is a column delimited file I would read it into an array by this method

#include <file.au3>
#include <array.au3>

Local $file = "ap.txt"
Local $aTemp = 0
_FileReadToArray($file,$aTemp)

Local $array[UBound($aTemp)-1][9]

For $iRow = 1 To UBound($aTemp) - 1
  $columns = StringRegExp($aTemp[$iRow], "^(.{13})(.{4})(.{4})(.{4})(.{5})(.{7})(.{13})(.{14})(.{15})$", 3)
    If @error Then ContinueLoop
  For $iCol = 0 To 8
    $array[$iRow-1][$iCol] = StringStripWS($columns[$iCol],3)  ;StringStripWS() is optional
    Next
Next

_ArrayDisplay($array)

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Sorry I was kidnapped by various things...

Yeah, if the contents can be about anything (at least in the headers and the first column, the best is to split a column boundaries and strip whitespaces. When there are no strict rules to rely on, regexps are not the tool to use.


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Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
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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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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Here my solution:

#include <array.au3>
Local $line, $string, $aT1, $aT2, $s
$file = FileOpen("ap.txt")
While 1
    $line = FileReadLine($file)
    If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
    $s = StringStripWS($line, 7)
    $aT1 = StringRegExp($s, ".+([a-zA-Z]+\S)", 2)
    $aT2 = StringRegExp($s, "(?:\d).+", 1)
    $string &= $aT1[0] & "|" & StringReplace($aT2[0], " ", "|") & "|"
Wend
$array = StringSplit(StringMid($string, 1, StringLen($string) - 1), "|", 2)
_ArrayDisplay($array)

I hope it works!

BR,

UEZ

Edited by UEZ

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