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filet

I am really new at this and I could use some help.

I have a text file that has "Total" as part of one line followed by : and then a one to five digit number and then };. I need to find the number and save it as a variable.

Example:

"Total":#### };

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hannes08

Hello filet,

there are many possibilities that lead where you want to.

Lookup the FileRead() and _StringBetween() functions in the helpfile.

If you still have problems, post your code and we'll help you.


Regards,Hannes[spoiler]If you can't convince them, confuse them![/spoiler]

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Xenobiologist

#include<array.au3>
$re = StringRegExp(FileRead('yourfile.txt'), 'Total.*?\:(\d+)', 3)
_ArrayDisplay($re)


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filet

I went to the help file and looked for StringBetween and StringRegExp and both came back as file not found. Do I need to download additional files?

Edited by filet

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Melba23

filet,

file not found

They are not files, they are functions. ;)

Open "C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\AutoIt3Help.exe" (change the path if you did a non-standard install) and enter the names into the "Index" tab - you will see the Help pages appear highlighted (highlit?) in the list on the left. Click on the highlight and the details come up on the right. :graduated:

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BrewManNH

Which help file did you look at? Because there's actually 3 in the AutoIt3 folder, one combines the other 2 together (Autoit.chm), the Autoit3.chm is only the built-in features, the UDFs3.chm is the help file for just the included UDFs. There's also an executable in the folder called Autoit3Help.exe that will open the combined Help files.


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filet

Thank you all. I did manage to create a one dimentional array. The number I need is in row 0 column 0. I know this is basic, but arrays confuse me. I need to save the number from the array as a variable so that I can compare it to another variable as the program runs. I do not know how to pull the number from the array to save it as a variable.

Again, any help will be greatly appreciated. I haven't done any code writing for over thirty years and I didn't do very much at that time.

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Melba23

filet,

arrays confuse me

Might I recommend the Arrays tutorial in the Wiki? They are an essential part of a coder's toolkit - you should try to understand them. :graduated:

The number I need is in row 0 column 0. [...] I need to save the number from the array as a variable

Just to help you out here until you have read the tutorial, you can address the array element directly by using the array name and the dimension index. In this case you would use:

$aArray[0] : Array_name[Row]

As you only have a 1D array, you only need I index. :)

M23

Edit: Realised it was a 1D array despite the "row 0 column 0" comment. ;)

Edited by Melba23

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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