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How can I extract characters from a file name? I know how to use the stringtrimright and left but i need to get specific parts of the file name into different variables. The filename is in the following format APBR20091130a.LST . I need the first two as a variable which i can do with stringtrimleft but how do i get the 2009 as a variable 09, the month as a variable and the day asa variable and drop the rest?

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If all the file names have exactly the same format (MMMMYYYYTTTTa.ext) then you can do it like this: :mellow:

$sFileName = "APBR20091130a.LST"

$sMonth = StringMid($sFileName, 1, 4)
$sYear = StringMid($sFileName, 7, 2)
$sTime = StringMid($sFileName, 9, 4)

MsgBox(0, "Extracted", $sMonth & @CRLF & $sYear & @CRLF & $sTime)

If you have variable sized elements, we need to rethink. :P


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


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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