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Quick IniRead Question

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Wasn't sure where I could find information on this so I thought I would just ask here. I was wondering when you create an ini file and use the ini read function will the program read every line of that ini file until it gets to the right section or will it just skip through and read directly from the section that you requested. I was wondering about this because I understand there could be speed issues if you had a large ini file and read from the bottom of the list. I beleive FileReadLine functions in a way that It reads every line until it gets to the right one and then returns the correct line so I was wondering if Ini Read did the same.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I would think it reads thru each category until the one wanted is got to, then the key(s) and value(s) in that category are read, or you could read in the help file about the 5 or 6 native INI functions.. :)

Edited by somdcomputerguy

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

IIRC correctly the INI read functions of AutoIt are limited in size to about 64K. So there are no speed limitations, just size limitations.

If your INI file will be bigger, you need to use the INI file UDF which can be found on the forum.

Edited by water

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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IIRC corectly the INI read functions of AutoIt are limited in size to about 64K. So there are no speed limitations, just size limitations.

If your INI file will be bigger, you need to use the INI file UDF which can be found on the forum.

I did not realise this thanks for clearing that up.

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According to the help file the limit is 32k for function IniReadSection: "Only the first 32767 chars are read for legacy reasons."


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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