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[Solved] Looking for a more efficient way to populate 2D array

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I have been working on a project that pulls information from a sql database (Microsoft SCCM), and then presents a GUI to the end user to manipulate that data. On startup, the application pulls a list of collections of computers the user has access to. Currently I pull in a web report, save it as a .csv, and then convert the sheet to a 2d array. This works very well, but is a bit cumbersome. It adds 5-10 seconds onto the startup, which to the end user seems to be a lag, since I cannot create the GUI until this array is created.

I can query the database directly, and get the same information far more quickly in just a few lines of code (see below). I'm just unsure how to easily convert this into a 2d array any other way than the Excel trick I am using above. From the Help file, _ArrayAdd is for a 1D array only. Am I overlooking something obvious, or is the Excel method the best option?

I can easily pull the query, and use the $element.Name and $element.CollectionID properties, but would like to have them in an Array for use in the rest of the application.

$sServer = "SCCMP02"
$SCode = "P02"

$oLocator = ObjCreate("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Global $oSMS = $oLocator.ConnectServer($sServer, "root\sms\site_" & $SCode)
If @error Then MsgBox(0, "", "Can't Connect")
$oSMS.Security_.ImpersonationLevel = 3
$oSMS.Security_.AuthenticationLevel = 6
$oResults = $oSMS.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM SMS_Collection WHERE Comment LIKE '%Site License%' ORDER by Name")

For $element In $oResults
  $name = $element.Name
  $colID = $element.CollectionID
  MsgBox(0, $name, $colID)
Next
Edited by JLogan3o13

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Maybe something like this? I'm not sure if the name of the property where the recordcount is stored is count or recordcount

#include <Array.au3>
$sServer = "SCCMP02"
$SCode = "P02"

Global $oLocator = ObjCreate("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Global $oSMS = $oLocator.ConnectServer($sServer, "root\sms\site_" & $SCode)
If @error Then MsgBox(0, "", "Can't Connect")
$oSMS.Security_.ImpersonationLevel = 3
$oSMS.Security_.AuthenticationLevel = 6
$oResults = $oSMS.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM SMS_Collection WHERE Comment LIKE '%Site License%' ORDER by Name")

Global $aResult[$oResults.Count][2]
Global $iIndex = 1
For $element In $oResults
  $aResult[$iIndex][0] = $element.Name
  $aResult[$iIndex][1] = $element.CollectionID
Next
_ArrayDisplay($aResult)


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Hi, Water. Thanks as always for the great suggestion. I tweaked what you have above just a little, and it is now displaying the array. Unfortunately, it displays only the last item in the array. I figure I have to find a way to increments the $iIndex variable but receive an error about the array dimensions being exceeded. Guess I'll be brushing up on UBound ;) Thanks again for the nudge in the right direction.

#include <Array.au3>
Local $oResults
$sServer = "SCCMP02"
$SCode = "P02"

$oLocator = ObjCreate("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Global $oSMS = $oLocator.ConnectServer($sServer, "rootsmssite_" & $SCode)
If @error Then MsgBox(0, "", "Can't Connect")
$oSMS.Security_.ImpersonationLevel = 3
$oSMS.Security_.AuthenticationLevel = 6

$oResults = $oSMS.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM SMS_Collection WHERE Comment LIKE '%Site License%' ORDER by Name")

Global $aResult[$oResults.Count][2]
Global $iIndex = 1

For $element In $oResults
   $name = $element.Name
   $col = $element.CollectionID
   $aResult[$iIndex][0] = $name
   $aResult[$iIndex][1] = $col
Next

_ArrayDisplay($aResult)

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

My bad ;) The counter has to be incremented

#include <Array.au3>

$sServer = "SCCMP02"
$SCode = "P02"

Global $oLocator = ObjCreate("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Global $oSMS = $oLocator.ConnectServer($sServer, "rootsmssite_" & $SCode)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox(0, "Error", "Can't Connect")
$oSMS.Security_.ImpersonationLevel = 3
$oSMS.Security_.AuthenticationLevel = 6

Global $oResults = $oSMS.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM SMS_Collection WHERE Comment LIKE '%Site License%' ORDER by Name")

Global $aResult[$oResults.Count][2]
Global $iIndex = 0

For $element In $oResults
   $aResult[$iIndex][0] = $element.Name
   $aResult[$iIndex][1] = $element.CollectionID
   $iIndex += 1
Next

_ArrayDisplay($aResult)
N.B. When an error occurres when connecting to the server I would exit the script because the following object related statements will crash. Edited by water

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I knew what you meant ;) I actually tried the same thing, but I get the error $aResult[$iIndex][0] = $name >> "Array varuable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded". I am thinking I would have to loop through it somehow in order to increment $iIndex. I tried this, but it just takes the last element in the array and puts it on every line. I just have to figure out how to loop through the elements in $oResults outside the second For loop.

#include <Array.au3>
Local $oResults
$sServer = "SCCMP02"
$SCode = "P02"

$oLocator = ObjCreate("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Global $oSMS = $oLocator.ConnectServer($sServer, "rootsmssite_" & $SCode)
If @error Then MsgBox(0, "", "Can't Connect")
$oSMS.Security_.ImpersonationLevel = 3
$oSMS.Security_.AuthenticationLevel = 6
$oResults = $oSMS.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM SMS_Collection WHERE Comment LIKE '%Site License%' ORDER by Name")
 
Global $aResult[$oResults.Count][2]
Global $iIndex = 1
 
For $element In $oResults
   For $x = 1 To UBound($aResult) - 1
     $name = $element.Name
     $col = $element.CollectionID
     $aResult[$iIndex][0] = $name
     $aResult[$iIndex][1] = $col
   Next
Next

_ArrayDisplay($aResult)

Counts the number of elements correctly (124), but produces this on every line:

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[19]|WoundPath Shortcut 1.0|P020009F
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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Pleas test the (modified) code I posted above again. The index has to start with 0 not with 1 as we don't have the index in "row" 0 of the array.

Edited by water

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D'oh! My turn ;) . That works perfectly. Thanks a ton, just cut my startup time in half with this.


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To make it (a bit) faster you can remove the unneccessary assigns (above code modified again) and alter the counter incrementing.


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Thanks again, that helped more than I would have thought. From 5-10 seconds I'm down to less than 2 for launching the app. I'm sure the end users will appreciate that.


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Tell them to throw coffee, beer and wine at you if they are happy with the result ;)


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Tell them to throw coffee, beer and wine at you if they are happy with the result ;)

That's going to hurt!

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      [x][2]EnableUsageCount (True/False)
      In the GUI the user can check the filename box, edit the number of usages and check EnableUsageCount to turn on the UsageCount control using the UsageCount number for the maximum number of plays.
      To make this easier to deal with I have removed the EnableUsageCount section, and am just concentrating on getting a method to put the edited (or unchanged) UsageCount in the array. Currently nothing is read into the array, due to my using the wrong method in the Case statement.
      Here are code snippets of what I am trying to do:
      ; Snippets from script ; I read the text file at the bottom and put the .mp4 filenames in $aManifest[x][0] and UsageCount in $aManifest[x][1] ; Then I create a GUI to display the .mp4 filenames with checkboxes and the UsageCount to the right. UsageCount is editable by the user. ; If the filename is checked, I want to read the filename into $aCheckedVideos[x][0] and the updated UsageCount in $aCheckedVideos[x][1] ; The GUICtrlRead($aVideoName[$i]) with Case $GUI_CHECKED & UNCHECKED works for the checkboxes ; This section puts the filenames in the GUI with a checkbox For $i = 0 to $iMMCount Step 1 $sMP4Text = $aManifest[$i][0] $iMP4Length = StringLen($sMP4Text) $aVideoName[$i] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($sMP4Text,$iLeft, $iTop) $iTop += 30 Next ; This section reads numbers from the Manifest array, and I want to be able to change the number and have them saved. ; So the Case $GUI_CHECKED & UNCHECKED won't work here, and I can't figure out what I should be doing here. For $i = 0 to $iMMCount Step 1 $sUsageText = $aManifest[$i][1] $aUsageCount[$i] = GUICtrlCreateInput($sUsageText,$iLeft, $iTop, 50,18, $GUI_DOCKAUTO) GUICtrlSetPos($aUsageCount[$i],200) $iTop += 30 Next While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit Case $idCloseGUI For $i = 0 To $iMMNewCount Step 1 Switch GUICtrlRead($aVideoName[$i]) Case $GUI_CHECKED $aCheckedVideos[$i][0] = $aManifest[$i][0] ; If checked, I put the results into a two D array Case $GUI_UNCHECKED ; where Video Name is $aCheckedVideos[x][0] EndSwitch Switch GUICtrlRead($aUsageCounter[$i]) Case $GUI_CHECKED $aCheckedVideos[$i][1] = $aUsageCount[$i] ;I want to put the text (numbers) in $aCheckedVideos[x][1] Case $GUI_UNCHECKED ;but what is returned is blank, probably due to EndSwitch ; $GUI_CHECKED being the wrong thing. Next ExitLoop EndSwitch WEnd ;The txt file I'm reading has the following: ;~ /** Title #1: Big Buck Bunny 1080p **/ ;~ "Name": "Big Buck Bunny", ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\bbb_1080_60s.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 9999, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\bbb_1080_60s_enc1.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 45, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\bbb_1080_60s_enc1.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 2, ;~ /** Title #2: Tears of Steel 4K **/ ;~ "Name": "Tears of Steel 4K", ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\tos_4K_60s_HEVC.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 9876, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\tos_4K_60s_HEVC_enc2.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 0, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\tos_4K_60s_HEVC_enc2.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 5, I am certain that the section
                          Switch GUICtrlRead($aUsageCounter[$i])
                              Case $GUI_CHECKED
                                  $aCheckedVideos[$i][1] = $aUsageCount[$i]    ;I want to put the text (numbers) in $aCheckedVideos[x][1]
                              Case $GUI_UNCHECKED                                ;but what is returned is blank, probably due to
                          EndSwitch                                            ; $GUI_CHECKED being the wrong thing.

      is wrong, and this is what I am looking for help with. Instead of $GUI_CHECKED what should I be looking for?
      The worst part of this is I had this working late last night, and then lost my changes and cannot for the life of me remember how I had this working.
      Help is truly appreciated!
      Jibberish
       
    • algiuxas
      By algiuxas
      Hello everybody, so I might found a bug in _ArraySearch:
       
      #include <Array.au3> Local $abc[2] = ["b", "b"] $h = "+---------------------------------+" & @CRLF ConsoleWrite($h) For $i = 0 To 1 $abc[0] = 0 out() $abc[0] = 1 out() $abc[0] = -1 out() $abc[0] = "Abc" out() $abc[1] = "Hello" Next Func txt() Return "$abc = [" & $abc[0] & ", " & $abc[1] & "]" & @CRLF & _ "> _ArraySearch($abc,""Hello"") = " EndFunc ;==>txt Func shouldoutput($ans) Return "_ArraySearch Should return: " & ($ans ? 1 : -1) EndFunc ;==>shouldoutput Func out() ConsoleWrite("> " & txt() & _ArraySearch($abc, "Hello") & @CRLF & "> " & shouldoutput($abc[1] == "Hello") & @CRLF & $h) EndFunc ;==>out Exit Sorry for this messy script