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Storing input in a log for later retrieval

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Hey AutoIT people,

I am creating software in which the user is asked for the following pieces of information:

date:hour:minute -- Title --- Description -- priority

(alarm time) (alarm name) (alarm details) (priority of alarm).

The date is selected from a GUI date control, the time is input manually however I may consider changing that. The priority is selected from a dropdown list in which there are seven choices and they all are assigned their own respective number.

Many alarms may be created so the challenge is to be able to insert an entry into a log file, for the sake of this thread it should be appdata/log.log

I would like it inserted in such a format that you can easily retrieve all the data and display it as different records, be able to manipulate/delete the data and the alarm should go off at the specified time.

If we were to view the current alarms from within the software, for example, it would print out into an edit control or something similar like such:

Date Time to go off Title Description Priority

15/12/07 3:15 PM Test Alarm This alarm is a test alarm. High

14/01/08 11:00 AM Test no. 2 This is our second test High

alarm.

I would like to be able to

cater for returns like

above and be able to

differentiate them from a

different record.

15/11/08 3:00 PM Test 3 Our third record. Low

As you can see in record two, the user entered a return, which I would like to be able to cater for by inserting an @CR/@LF in (whichever) in.

I hope this is all understandable?

Many thanks to you all.

shanet


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Here's a start for you. Not sure if it's what you needed, but it should give you a good idea of how to start.

$sInput = InputBox("Add Timer", "Format:" & @CRLF & "mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss 'title' 'description' 'priority'", "12/11/2010 12:34:00 'Test' 'A Test Timer' 'High'")
FileWrite("log.log", $sInput)

$sRead = FileReadLine("log.log")
$aDetails = StringRegExp($sRead, "(\d{1,2}/\d{1,2}/\d{4}) (\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}) '(.+)' '(.+)' '(.+)'", 1)
MsgBox(0, "FileRead", "Date: " & $aDetails[0] & @CRLF & _
                    "Time: " & $aDetails[1] & @CRLF & _
                    "Title: " & $aDetails[2] & @CRLF & _
                    "Description: " & $aDetails[3] & @CRLF & _
                    "Priority: " & $aDetails[4])

FileDelete("log.log")

Look in the help file for FileReadLine to see how to use it to read the whole file. Currently this reads 1 line and does not support multiline parameters.

Edited by darkjohn20

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!!! I DIDNT REPLY!!! :x

Anyway, thanks DarkJohn, but I did figure it out.

Thankyou anyway for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

shanet


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