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Need help looping a script

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I'm really new to AutoIt so I think this question will be very simple.

I'm trying to create a script that will run in the background on a dashboard, and when the dashboard throws a particular error the script will come into action and get rid of the error. I've got the meat of the script working, but it only works once. I need to have it run in the background all the time and always be looking for a certain window to become active, what's the easiest way to achieve this?

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Have a look at While...WEnd in the Help File & WinActive() too. Also Welcome to the Forums. If you do have code it's always best to share as this makes the job of helping you that little bit easier :huh2:


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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I'm nervous to show you guys my code because It's probably all wrong or a bad way to do things...

I was actually just looking at the While...WEnd in the help file before and while posting this. I have no idea how to incorporate it into this script though...

Global $paused

close()

if Winactive("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC driver for Oracle][Oracle]ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist") Then

call("close")

EndIf

while 1

sleep(2147483647)

WEnd

func close()

winactivate("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC driver for Oracle][Oracle]ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist")

WinWaitActive("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC driver for Oracle][Oracle]ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist", 3)

winclose("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC driver for Oracle][Oracle]ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist")

winwaitclose("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC driver for Oracle][Oracle]ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist", 3)

winactivate("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLSetConnectAttr failed")

WinWaitActive("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLSetConnectAttr failed", 3)

winclose("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLSetConnectAttr failed")

winwaitclose("Microsoft Office Excel", "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLSetConnectAttr failed", 3)

winactivate("Select Data Source")

winwaitactive("Select Data Source", "", 3)

controlcommand("Select Data Source", "", "Button3", "check", "")

winwaitclose("Select Data Source", "", 3)

EndFunc

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

When you post if you could use AutoIt tags

[/autoit] this makes the code a little easier to read. Secondly the Sleep that big will pause the Script for 24.8551348 days & I don't think the average user will keep their computer on for that long. Your best bet is look at this Example to get an idea of calling a Function properly (without Call()) and monitoring a windows existence.

[autoit]HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_Exit") ; Press ESC to Exit.

Run("Notepad.exe")

While 1
    _WindowMonitor() ; Call the Function to monitor Notepad.
    Sleep(250) ; 250ms the Script will pause, more like it!
WEnd


Func _WindowMonitor()
    If WinExists("[CLASS:Notepad]", "") Then
        ConsoleWrite("Notepad is Open" & @CRLF) ; Show if Notepad is Open.
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("Notepad is Closed" & @CRLF) ; Show if Notepad is Closed.
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_WindowMonitor

Func _Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc

Edited by guinness

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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after using While the way shown in your example I've gotten the script to work just like I wanted it to. Thank you so much! I leave the script sleeping for that long because this system is meant to be on 24/7, I may have it run a reboot once every 23 days to keep the script running forever. One question though, why do we have a 1 after While? That confuses me and my tiny brain.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

1 is equivalent to the boolean True.

The statement means "while true" or basically loop forever.

EDIT: ok, that's not 100% accurate (since some may interpret that as 1 <=> True)

Basically, any non-zero integer values in autoit have a boolean value of "True".

Edited by Tsukihime

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

I though it was aslong as the value stays the same the while loop will run!

And 1 will always be 1, but $Variable could be anything.

I think you can write While 78213484645842825 but im not sure though.

Edit:

I just tried, it works!

You can even get away with:

While "Cake"
Edited by Maffe811

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I tried it too. But the best practice is using 1 I believe.

While 2011
    Sleep(1000)
    ConsoleWrite("I'm Running!" & @CRLF)
WEnd
ConsoleWrite("I'm Not Running!" & @CRLF)

Global $iCount = 0

While $iCount < 10
    Sleep(250)
    ConsoleWrite("I'm Running!" & @CRLF)
    $iCount += 1
WEnd
ConsoleWrite("I'm Not Running!" & @CRLF)

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Yes, you would just give yourself a tiny ammount of unnessesary work.


[font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"]Hobby graphics artist, using gimp.Automating pc stuff, using AutoIt.Listening to music, using Grooveshark.[/font]Scripts:[spoiler]Simple ScreenshotSaves you alot of trouble when taking a screenshot!Don't remember what happened with this, but aperantly the exe is all i got.If you don't want to run it, simply don't._IsRun UDFIt figures out if the script has ben ran before based on the info in a ini file.If you don't want to use exactly what i wrote, you can use it as inspiration.[/spoiler]

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