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Can i read between strings in different lines?

For example:

$Numbers

"1" => array("name" => "number 1",
"2" => array("name" => "number 2",
"3" => array("name" => "number 3",

$Letters

"1" => array("name" => "Letter 1",
"2" => array("name" => "Letter 2",
"3" => array("name" => "Letter 3",

How can i get the reading all the contents of the second string (Letters)?

I'm trying to put an example like this in a GUICtrlCreateCombo, but i'm finding it very difficult.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

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Can i read between strings in different lines?

For example:

$Numbers

"1" => array("name" => "number 1",
"2" => array("name" => "number 2",
"3" => array("name" => "number 3",

$Letters

"1" => array("name" => "Letter 1",
"2" => array("name" => "Letter 2",
"3" => array("name" => "Letter 3",

How can i get the reading all the contents of the second string (Letters)?

I'm trying to put an example like this in a GUICtrlCreateCombo, but i'm finding it very difficult.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

I would need a better explanation of what you are trying to do before I could make any sensible suggestions, so can you try to explain what you want to do in a more detailed way?

What is the text you showed? Is it the contents of a file?

Is what you posted something that you read from a file?


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I would need a better explanation of what you are trying to do before I could make any sensible suggestions, so can you try to explain what you want to do in a more detailed way?

What is the text you showed? Is it the contents of a file?

Is what you posted something that you read from a file?

You are right, i didn't explain myself very well.

I have a file with several users, like this:

$Numbers

"1" => array("name" => "number 1"),
"2" => array("name" => "number 2"),
"3" => array("name" => "number 3"),

$Users

"1" => array("name" => "John"),
"2" => array("name" => "Patrick"),
"3" => array("name" => "Susan"),

I want to extract the user names to put in a combobox (with a GUICtrlCreateCombo), so the combobox shows John, Patrick and Susan in it. Is this possible?

Thanks for your reply.

Edited by pintas

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You are right, i didn't explain myself very well.

I have a file with several users, like this:

$Numbers

"1" => array("name" => "number 1"),
"2" => array("name" => "number 2"),
"3" => array("name" => "number 3"),

$Users

"1" => array("name" => "John"),
"2" => array("name" => "Patrick"),
"3" => array("name" => "Susan"),

I want to extract the user names to put in a combobox (with a GUICtrlCreateCombo), so the combobox shows John, Patrick and Susan in it. Is this possible?

Thanks for your reply.

Usually I don't write anything for people who have showed no effort at writing any code, or showed no evidence of it. In general I expect many others do the same, so for faster help, and to help yourself learn faster, try something yourself and show what you have tried if it doesn't work and you don't understand why not.

#cs numbernames.txt
$Numbers

"1" => array("name" => "number 1"),
"2" => array("name" => "number 2"),
"3" => array("name" => "number 3"),

$Users

"1" => array("name" => "John"),
"2" => array("name" => "Patrick"),
"3" => array("name" => "Susan"),

#ce
;method 1, but stringregexpr is not th esimplest to understand
#include <array.au3>
$slist = fileread("numbernames.txt");read the whole file to one long string
$slist = stringtrimleft($slist,stringinstr($slist,"$Users") + stringlen("$Users"));get rid of anything before $Users

$res = stringregexp($slist,'(?:\"\d*\" => array\(\"name\" => \")(.*)(?:\")',3)
if isarray($res) then _ArrayDisplay($res)

;method 2 other ways are simpler but often longer
#include <file.au3>
Local $alist
 _filereadtoarray("numbernames.txt",$alist)
$res = ''
if isarray($alist) and $alist[0] > 0 Then
    $il = 1
    $line = ''
    while $line <> "$Users"
        $line = stringstripws($alist[$il],3)
        $il += 1
        if $il > $alist[0] then ExitLoop
        wend
        for $n = $il - 1 to $alist[0]
            $p = stringtrimleft($alist[$n],stringinstr($alist[$n],'array("name" => "') + stringlen('array("name" => "') - 1)
            $p = stringreplace($p,'"),','')
            $res &= $p & @CRLF
        Next
        MsgBox(262144,"reult",$res)
    EndIf

There are many other ways.


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$res = stringregexp($slist,'(?:\"\d*\" => array\(\"name\" => \")(.*)(?:\")',3)

Yeah, you lost me there :unsure:

But the rest i fully understand.

I've search for string related commands in AutoIt, but i didn't go very far.

But i did try before i asked any help, and searched the forums, but found nothing working for what i wanted.

Thank you so much, I can move on now.

Great help!

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Yeah, you lost me there :unsure:

But the rest i fully understand.

I've search for string related commands in AutoIt, but i didn't go very far.

But i did try before i asked any help, and searched the forums, but found nothing working for what i wanted.

Thank you so much, I can move on now.

Great help!

I'm still trying to understand with AutoIt help how you did to find the end of the name lol

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Maybe it would have simpler to understand using Martins first method if it looked something like:

;method 1, but stringregexpr is not th esimplest to understand
#include <String.au3>
#include <array.au3>
$slist = fileread("numbernames.txt");read the whole file to one long string
$slist = stringtrimleft($slist,stringinstr($slist,"$Users") + stringlen("$Users"));get rid of anything before $Users

$res = _StringBetween($slist, '=> array("name" => "', '")')
if isarray($res) then _ArrayDisplay($res)
Edited by SmOke_N

Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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Maybe it would have simpler to understand using Martins first method if it looked something like:

;method 1, but stringregexpr is not th esimplest to understand
#include <String.au3>
#include <array.au3>
$slist = fileread("numbernames.txt");read the whole file to one long string
$slist = stringtrimleft($slist,stringinstr($slist,"$Users") + stringlen("$Users"));get rid of anything before $Users

$res = _StringBetween($slist, '=> array("name" => "', '")')
if isarray($res) then _ArrayDisplay($res)

Nice and easy. :unsure:

Damn... i've used that _StringBetween some months ago, i completely forgot. But then again all my AutoIt sources were accidentally deleted...

Thanks man! Very helpful!

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