Jump to content

get column from arraysearch

Recommended Posts

I apologize to post such a basic question, but I am still getting a handle on arrays so please bear with me. I have a script that generates an array of the files within a directory. I am then doing an arraysearch on a string and need to copy the result to the clipboard (i.e the file name as text). The problem is, I am getting the index number and not column0 which contains the file name that I need. How can I get the file name? I've been playing around with this so the code below is just in test. The string will always be the same but the remaining part of the file name will change. It works great I just can't grab the column...

Thank you in advance

#include <File.au3>

#include <array.au3>

#include <Clipboard.au3>

$path = 'C:\Testing\'

$List = _FileListToArray($path)

_ArraySort($List, 1)

$find = "string here"

$result= _ArraySearch($list, $find, 0, 0, 0, 1)

_ClipBoard_SetData($result, $CF_TEXT)

;$File =_ClipBoard_GetData($CF_TEXT)

MsgBox(4096, "File is", "File is:" & $result)


Link to comment
Share on other sites

$result= $list[_ArraySearch($list, $find, 0, 0, 0, 1)]  ;Not sure if this works

$resultID = _ArraySearch($list, $find, 0, 0, 0, 1)
$result = $list[$resultID]

I am no array master, but this should do the trick if i understand you right.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is interesting, if either the directory does not exist or if there are no file names containing the search string, it returns the error 'subscript used with non-array variable'. At the time the script is launched, I am checking to make sure the files already exist higher up in the script so it should not be an issue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do some error checking when you list the files:

$List = _FileListToArray($path)
If @error Then
    MsgBox(16, "Error", "Error listing files from: " & $path & @CRLF & _
            "@error = " & @error)


Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law
Link to comment
Share on other sites

_ArraySearch will only search in the column specified by the 8th parameter, it defaults to the first (0) column. If you executed your search on your array and it's found, it's going to be in the first "column" of the array. Unless you tell the function otherwise, it's always going to search only the first "column".

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...