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cut elements from a tab seperated string

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I have a string like this-

"This is a lengthy string I want to cut it into several smaller strings of different length"

I want to cut out the first 4 elements, then the next 5 elements, again next 3 elements and so on and paste them like this-

This is a lengthy

string I want to cut

it into several

smaller strings of different

length

I have tried StringRegExpReplace but can not get it right.

Please can someone help me.

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are the number of elements into which you want to cut the string random ?

means 4 , 5 , 3 make any regular pattern or are they random ?


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

look at this .....some clue might be helpful

$string="This is a lengthy string I want to cut it into several smaller strings of different length"
$stringnew=""
for $i=0 to number(Stringlen($string)-stringlen(StringStripWS($string,8)))
$stringnew=$stringnew & @CR & stringtrimleft($string,stringinstr ($string," ",0,$i))
Next
msgbox (0,"",$stringnew)
Edited by Shaarad

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You could use stringsplit on the string and use as the separator the @TAB, if it's tab separated, as the character to split at. Run through the returned array and combine the words back together in the lengths you need.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

the last variable $line has the data what you exactly want. :huh2:

$string="This is a lengthy string I want to cut it into several smaller strings of different length"
$line=""
#Include <String.au3>
$array=_StringExplode ($string," ",0)
for $i=0 to 3
    $line=$line & " " & $array[$i]
Next
msgbox (0,"",$line)
$line=$line & @CR
for $i=4 to 8
    $line=$line & " " & $array[$i]
Next
msgbox (0,"",$line)
$line=$line & @CR
for $i=9 to 11
    $line=$line & " " & $array[$i]
Next
msgbox (0,"",$line)
$line=$line & @CR
for $i=11 to 15
    $line=$line & " " & $array[$i]
Next
msgbox (0,"",$line)
$line=$line & @CR
for $i=16 to 16
    $line=$line & " " & $array[$i]
Next
msgbox (0,"",$line)
Edited by Shaarad

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Thanks guys!

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