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Hello guys,

I've run in to a problem and i must admit i don't know how to begin to tackle it. I have a big text file that i want to run in to an array (so far i can do that) and then show the output in a "List View". The content of the text file looks like this:

"2011-03-15 16:56:48, John Doh (jd), \\fs6\privat$\Ansatte\jd (\\fs6\privat$\Ansatte\jsm), k11607, - fe80::1dd7:638b:d380:be9a"

and i want to seperate at each "," and put them in a nice output with coloms in a gui like the example script called "_GUICtrlListView_AddArray.au3"

basicly it falls down to me not understanding how to split it in to an array and then displaying the array, any help is warmly welcome as i have been unable to find anything that can help me understand what i need to do so far.

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here's a rough example you can try

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#Include <File.au3>

Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

If @error Then MsgBox(64, "Error", "No txt file found")

Func _Main()
    ;Set this to the path of yoor large text file
    Local $sTextFile = @ScriptDir & "\LargeTextfile.txt"
    Local  $aText, $hListView

    ;Read the txt file to an array
    If Not _FileReadToArray($sTextFile, $aText) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    ; Dim a 2D $aLV_Text array based on how many items are in the $aText array
    ; We use this array later to add it to the listview.
    Dim $aLV_Text[$aText[0]][1]
    ; Loop through the $aText array 
    For $i = 1 To $aText[0]
        ; String Split each line at the comma
        Local $aSSL = StringSplit($aText[$i], ",")

        ; See if we need more collomns in out listview
        If $aSSL[0] > Ubound($aLV_Text, 2) Then ReDim $aLV_Text[$aText[0]][$aSSL[0]]

        ;Loop through the Split line and add the new broken up line to $aLV_Text array.
        For $j = 0 To Ubound($aLV_Text, 2) - 1
            $aLV_Text[$i - 1][$j] = $aSSL[$j + 1]

    ; Create GUI
    GUICreate("ListView Add Array", 400, 300)
    $hListView = GUICtrlCreateListView("", 2, 2, 394, 268)
    _GUICtrlListView_SetUnicodeFormat($hListView, False)

    ; Add columns based on how many subitems are in a line
    For $i = 0 To Ubound($aLV_Text, 2) - 1
        If Not $i Then _GUICtrlListView_AddColumn($hListView, "Items ", 100)
        If $i Then _GUICtrlListView_AddColumn($hListView, "SubItems " & $i, 100)

    ;Set the listview item count based on how many items in the $aLV_Text array, saves the listview calculating structures with every item added
    _GUICtrlListView_SetItemCount($hListView, Ubound($aLV_Text, 1))

    ; Load $aLV_Text array to the listview
    _GUICtrlListView_AddArray($hListView, $aLV_Text)

    ; Loop until user exits
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc   ;==>_Main

If your having problems getting the expected results then post an example text file for me to work with.

The text file I tested with was just the one example line you gave repeated 5000 times saved as LargeTextfile.txt


Edited by smashly

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Thank you so much smashly that works perfectly

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