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mrgrosser

I really am new to this. I've searched the forums and google for this answer and I can't seem to find anything that fits. Thankfully in the past when using AutoIT I have always been able to pirate someones code and make it work for what I've been doing.

So what it boils down to is this, I'm pulling an RSS feed to a txt file using _INetGetSource, that comes down no problem. What I am then trying to do is search that file, feed.txt for 12 characters. These characters are random, contain letters and numbers, but are always contained between /> and <br. I've been looking at StringRegExp and StringInStr and even with the examples it is a little over my head.

And then from there I'm trying to take its finding and put them into a text file.

If someone could point me in the right direction that would be awesome. If I am asking to much and need to keep searching, I understand.

Thanks

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Melba23

mrgrosser,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :mellow:

This works for me: :)

$sString = "blah blah blah />123456789012<br blah blah blah"

$sText = StringRegExpReplace($sString, ".*>(.*)&lt.*", "$1")

ConsoleWrite($sText & @CRLF

If you want to learn about SREs, I recommend this website. :)

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mrgrosser

Thank you very much this is getting me going. Since I have no idea what ConsoleWrite does now I am on to writing $sText to a file. I appreciate the help and pointing me in the right direction!

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mrgrosser

Ok, maybe I'm not understanding this properly, but I've been reading through your recommended website on SRE's... and now I'm not understanding even more. the line of $sString = "blah blah blah />123456789012<br blah blah blah" would denote that is what I'm looking for when in reality it is a set of 12 random letters and numbers wrapped in /> and <br. So wouldn't the string be more like $sString = "blah blah blah />[A-Z0-9]{12}<br blah blah blah" or am I reading this completely wrong. Or is it in the StringRegExpReplace that I need to put that [A-Z0-9]{12} expression?

Thanks

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GEOSoft

If it only occurs once on the page then a StringRegExpReplace() should do it otherwise you will want a StringRegExp() with the flag probably set to 3.

This should be a decent expression but without seeing the actual page there is no sure way of knowing.

$s_String = StringRegExpReplace(FileRead("C:Some\Path\File.txt", "(?si)^.*>\h*([[:alnum:]]{12})\h*<.*$", "$1")

For a RegEx only then "(?i)>\h*([[:alnum:]]{12})\h*<"

EDIT Added a check for horizontal spaces before and after in case of poor html.

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AdmiralAlkex

Thank you very much this is getting me going. Since I have no idea what ConsoleWrite does now I am on to writing $sText to a file. I appreciate the help and pointing me in the right direction!

Run the script from SciTE, the console should be at the bottom, if it isn't, click View > Output (or F8).

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mrgrosser

Thank you guys but that just seems to generate more errors.

I'm great with software and hardware but my brain just can't wrap around coding.

Thanks for the help but I think I stick to the easier stuff for now.

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