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markj2009

Find text and replace or delete

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Good Afternoon,

If this has been answered previously, I appologise, I did not have much luck in a search.

I would like AutoIT script to search a .doc or .txt document finding the Social Security number of individuals and then deleting it, taking care of this through the whole document. It can be done with macro, but that only goes for like 10 lines then you have to click on the macro again to go the next 10 searches. I have tested scripts in AutoIT that I have found that find and replace... but not delete entire text: SSAN: XXX-XX-XXXX

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

look at stringregexpreplace

Edited by iamtheky

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markj2009,

SRER is not the easiest thing to pick up quickly, so here is how you might you go about it. :x

Read the content of the file with FileRead.

Then run this SRER on the text:

$sText = "Tom SSAN: 111-11-1111, Dick SSAN: 222-22-2222, Harry SSAN: 333-33-3333"

; This is the magic line <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
$sNewText = StringRegExpReplace($sText, "( SSAN: \d{3}-\d{2}-\d{4})", "")

MsgBox(0, "Result", $sNewText)

Finally rewrite the file with FileWrite.

Give it a go and see how you get on. :P

M23


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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
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