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Hi guys,

So, let's say I have this string: "<OPTION value=6>Test</OPTION>".

How can I get the number "6"? There's lot more <options> in there normally. And I want to search for "Test" (so by searching the string for Test, I want 6 as return).

Thanks in advance!

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The elegant way is by using a regular expression, but they're hard!

Try _StringBetween - using = and >Test as the delimiters. That's assuming there aren't any other = signs in the line.

William

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The elegant way is by using a regular expression, but they're hard!

Try _StringBetween - using = and >Test as the delimiters. That's assuming there aren't any other = signs in the line.

William

There will be like 40 options in the complete string.. =(

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

heres one way

#include <String.au3>

$s = "<OPTION value=6>Test</OPTION>"

If StringInStr($s,"Test",1) Then
    $return = _StringBetween($s,"=",">")
EndIf
MsgBox(0,"",$return[0])

Thanks John, but this will not work due to be more then one option. The complete string will be something like this:

<OPTION value=6>Test</OPTION><OPTION value=7>Test1</OPTION><OPTION value=8>Derp</OPTION><OPTION value=9>Test3</OPTION><OPTION value=10>Blabla4</OPTION>
Edited by gerwim

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Then the rexexp suggestion above probably the best, I sheepishly work around regexp though.

You could do it many different ways using string functions.

heres an option using native string* functions

$s = "<OPTION value=6>Test</OPTION><OPTION value=7>Test1</OPTION><OPTION value=8>Derp</OPTION><OPTION value=9>Test3</OPTION><OPTION value=10>Blabla4</OPTION>"

$a = StringSplit($s,"<OPTION value=",3)

$searchstring = "Blabla4"

For $i = 0 To Ubound($a) -1
If StringInStr($a[$i],$searchstring,1) Then
    $return = StringTrimRight($a[$i],10+StringLen($searchstring))
EndIf
Next
MsgBox(0,"",$return)

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

gerwim,

Do you want just the single digit preceding the "Test" or an array of the digits preceding all the "Test?" elements? :)

M23

Edit: Easier than I thought:

#include <Array.au3>

$sString = "<OPTION value=6>Test</OPTION><OPTION value=7>Test1</OPTION><OPTION value=8>Derp</OPTION><OPTION value=9>Test3</OPTION><OPTION value=10>Blabla4</OPTION>"

$iDigit = StringRegExpReplace($sString, "(?i).*value=(\d+)>Test<.*", "$1")

MsgBox(0, "Result", $iDigit)

$aArray = StringRegExp($sString, "(?i)value=(\d+)>Test", 3)

_ArrayDisplay($aArray)

And my brain did not hurt too much! :)

Edited by Melba23

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

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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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Then the rexexp suggestion above probably the best, I sheepishly work around regexp though.

You could do it many different ways using string functions.

heres an option using native string* functions

$s = "<OPTION value=6>Test</OPTION><OPTION value=7>Test1</OPTION><OPTION value=8>Derp</OPTION><OPTION value=9>Test3</OPTION><OPTION value=10>Blabla4</OPTION>"

$a = StringSplit($s,"<OPTION value=",3)

$searchstring = "Blabla4"

For $i = 0 To Ubound($a) -1
If StringInStr($a[$i],$searchstring,1) Then
    $return = StringTrimRight($a[$i],10+StringLen($searchstring))
EndIf
Next
MsgBox(0,"",$return)

Thanks, will look into that!

gerwim,

Do you want just the single digit preceding the "Test" or an array of the digits preceding all the "Test?" elements? :)

M23

No, just single digit, non array.

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gerwim,

Our posts crossed - see my edit above! :)

M23


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

Spoiler

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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gerwim,

Our posts crossed - see my edit above! :)

M23

Damn, awesome. Gotta learn regexes.. Thanks!

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