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SheanHoxie

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SheanHoxie

I am reading from an INI and then after performing my tasks I try to delete the section from the INI. I cant seem to figure out how to delete a section, then read the INI and then delete another section and so on.

My INI:

[class.07.08.2011.1700]
room=b
classLength=30
cueLength=55000
instructorFirst=Liana
instructorLast=Liana
className=Express_ABS
[class.07.08.2011.1730]
room=b
classLength=30
cueLength=55000
instructorFirst=Elena
instructorLast=Elena
className=Booty_Beat

And My AutoIt script:

$IniSource = @DesktopDir & "\Autoit Scripts\classSchedule.ini"
;Get section names from INI source. Section names are class.MM.DD.YY.HHMM
$sections = IniReadSectionNames($IniSource)
If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "Error occurred with IniReadSectionNames.")
Else
    ; count sections
    $sectionsLength = UBound($sections) - 1
EndIf

; check if $sections array contains anything
If $sectionsLength > 1 Then

    ; setup infinite loop so we keep checking class schedules
    $classLoop = 0
    While $classLoop == 0
        ;loop through array to get schedule times
        For $i = 1 To $sections[0]
            
            ;Get now time to compare to schedule times
            $nowTime = "class." & @MON & "." & @MDAY & "." & @YEAR & "." & @HOUR & @MIN
            ;Get Hour and MIN for future check against late/early starting classes (TODO)
            $nowHour = @HOUR
            $nowMin = @MIN
            
            
            $endTime = "" & $endHour & $endMin & ""
            ;MsgBox(4096, "", $endTime, 2)

            ;If the time matches a class time
            If $nowTime == $sections[$i] Then
                MsgBox(4096, "", $sections[$i], 1)
                
                ;Get the room letter that will be live. Default to room x so we can issue error if x
                $classRoom = IniRead($IniSource, $sections[$i], "room", "x")
                ;Get the length of class minutes
                $classLength = IniRead($IniSource, $sections[$i], "classLength", "60")
                $iCueLength = IniRead($IniSource, $sections[$i], "cueLength", "60000")
                $sInstructorFirst = IniRead($IniSource, $sections[$i], "instructorFirst", "a")
                $sInstructorLast = IniRead($IniSource, $sections[$i], "instructorLast", "b")
                $sClassName= IniRead($IniSource, $sections[$i], "className", "c")
                If @error Then
                    MsgBox(4096, "IniRead Error", "IniRead encountered an error line 50 schedule-ini.au3", 3)
                Else
                    
                    ; If no error in IniRead then initiate _RecordClass function
                    _RecordClass($classRoom, $classLength, $sections[$i], $iCueLength, $sClassName, $sInstructorFirst, $sInstructorLast)
                    ; Delete recording class from IniSource
                    IniDelete($IniSource, $sections[$i])
                    If @error Then
                        MsgBox(4096, "IniDelete Error", "Ini Delete encountered an error line 55 schedule-ini.au3")
                    EndIf
                    _ClassEmail($sections[$i])
                EndIf
            EndIf
        Next
        
        ;Sleep for 10 seconds between searching for classes in .ini
        Sleep (10000)
        
        $updatedSections = IniReadSectionNames($IniSource)
        $updatedSectionsLength = UBound($updatedSections) - 1
        If $updatedSectionsLength < 2 Then
            ;If no more class schedule end loop
            $classLoop = 1
        EndIf
        
    WEnd

EndIf
Exit

I'm a complete noob with AutoIt and so I know there is probably A LOT going wrong here. Any help is appreciated!

Edited by SheanHoxie

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somdcomputerguy

See IniDelete in the Helpfile. That, and a loop, should do what you need.


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PsaltyDS

IniDelete() without a "key" parameter, see help file.

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SheanHoxie

IniDelete() without a "key" parameter, see help file.

:)

Thanks for your help. I'm trying to delete the whole section, not just the key. I've gone through the IniDelete in the help file a few times, but I will go through again, maybe I'm missing something obvious ;)

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SheanHoxie

So I've reread the IniDelete() in the help file, and I think that I have it correct. I think the problem is actually within my loop what I am passing to $section[$i] isn't being updated properly.

Here is how my brain is working:

Getting the INI and reading it...

$IniSource = @DesktopDir & "\Autoit Scripts\classSchedule.ini"
$sections = IniReadSectionNames($IniSource)

Since INI section name is class.MM.DD.YYYY.HHMM set a var with right nows time and date...

$nowTime = "class." & @MON & "." & @MDAY & "." & @YEAR & "." & @HOUR & @MIN

If it matches, do stuff...

If $nowTime == $sections[$i] Then
;
; Do Stuff
;
; Then Delete the $section[$i]
IniDelete($IniSource, $sections[$i])
EndIf

So far, this works if I only have 1 section. If I have multiple sections, after I delete the first section, it fails to delete any other sections. I think that I am missing something when I loop that fails to replace the $sections[$i] variable, but it will loop through ok and perform all functions perfectly except the IniDelete() portion.

Again, thanks for any help.

Edited by SheanHoxie

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Melba23

SheanHoxie,

You are specifying the $nowTime to the minute, which is pretty limiting - how many of your ini sections are you expecting to match? :)

You need to post your script and a representative ini file so that we can see how you loop through the elements of the $sections array. ;)

M23


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somdcomputerguy

If you have it in a For..Next loop like this, it should work.

$IniSource = @DesktopDir & "\Autoit Scripts\classSchedule.ini"
$sections = IniReadSectionNames($IniSource)

For $i = 1 To $sections[0]
    If $nowTime = $sections[$i] Then
    ;
    ; Do Stuff
    ;
    ; Then Delete the $section[$i]
    IniDelete($IniSource, $sections[$i])
    EndIf
Next

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