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I have been searching for two days now how to get the folder name as a string. I need to add a file to a zip. That isn't hard except that the subfolder the zip file is in varies each time. When I run this code I get a non array variable error.

Dim $FileList[2]
    Dim $fFolder, $sZip
    Dim $sZipFile, $sFileName, $sDestDir, $iFlag

    ;get all folder names
    $FileList = _FileListToArray("C:\data\pimvault\", "*", 2)
    $fFolder = _ArrayToString($FileList)
    $fFolder = StringTrimLeft($fFolder, 2)

Nothing is ever stored in $fFolder. The zip file name & the name of the file being added are the same as the folder name. If I can just get that into a string I am all set. By the way this works fine in SciTE, but not when compiled.

Can anyone please help me out? Thanks,


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First, if you get a "non array variable error" then you must wonder if this line:

$FileList = _FileListToArray("C:\data\pimvault\", "*", 2)

is returning an array. Have you checked? :blink:

Next, if there is more than than a single folder in the array, this line:

$fFolder = _ArrayToString($FileList)

returns a "|" delimited string, as it says in the Help file, so the result will not be useable as a path. :

Finally, what is this:

$fFolder = StringTrimLeft($fFolder, 2)

supposed to do? ;)

Try looking at $FileList and $fFolder to see exactly what they contain - the key is undoutedly there. :P


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