Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

I need help modifying an array

Recommended Posts


I have a script that pulls data from an Internal website. It has the following information:

- First Name

- Last Name

- ID (the only all numeric field)

- Job Title

- Department

- Building

I have about a 1000 users who are stored in a table like this, but not all of the information is listed. I have an array of the information pulled from the website and it looks like this:

0 - First Name

1 - Last Name

2 - ID

3 - Building

4 - First Name1

5 - Last Name1

6 - ID1

7 - Job Title1

8 - Department1

9 - Building1

10 - First Name2

11 - Last Name2

12 - ID2

13 - Department2

14 - Building2

I would like to have the array show the same data for each user. For example, even though First Name2 does not have a "Job Title", I'd still like for there to be an empty array or string with commas indicating the empty fields i.e. , , .

Is there a way I can insert where needed the correct field information? The only pattern that I can see is consistant is that the ID number is always after the names of the user.

I could have the array so that it only displays the First Name, Last Name and ID number. So I would need to delete all array indexes except those that are 2 before the ID number.

Is there a way I can detect the numbers in the array and then keep only the 2 indexes/fields before the ID number.

Here is the code:

#include <Inet.au3>
#include <String.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
Local $array2SizeNew
$webSource = _INetGetSource('http://internal.website.com/stafflookup.aspx') ; get data from Internal website
$array = _StringBetween($webSource, 'size="3">', '</font>') ; extract data and place into an array
$nString = _ArrayToString($array,",") ; separate array into csv
$nString1 = StringStripWS($nString, 4) ; remove spacing
$nString2 = StringReplace($nString1,",&nbsp;","") ; remove html spacing code
ConsoleWrite($nString2) ; output string
$array1 = _StringBetween($nString2, '<a href=', '</a>'); obtain string with unc path to images. These are not needed and are stored in an separate array to be deleted out of the main array later.
$array2 = _StringExplode($nString2,","); create an array
$array1Size = UBound($array1); find the size of the array
$array2Size = UBound($array2)
$array2SizeNew = UBound($array2)
;MsgBox(0,"Array 2 Size",$array2Size)
For $i = 0 To $array2Size -2 ; search through main array to find a match in the array with the unc paths. If there is a match, then remove the index from the array.
If $array2SizeNew -1 = $i Then; when the unc path array has had all the values found, exit the loop.
For $b = 0 To $array1Size - 1
If '<a href=' & $array1[$b] & '</a>' = $array2[$i] Then
;FileWriteLine("C:TempStaffGetLogRemove.txt",$b & " - " & $array1[$b] & " - " & $i)
$newSize = _ArrayDelete($array2,$i)
$array2SizeNew = UBound($array2)
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0); remove unneccessary data
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0)
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0)
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0)
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0)
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0)
_ArrayDelete($array2, 0)
$array2SizeNew = UBound($array2); find the new size of the array
_ArrayDelete($array2, $array2SizeNew -1); delete the last array index as it dosn't get removed in the loop
$nString3 = _ArrayToString($array2,",")
ConsoleWrite(@CR & @CR & @CR & $nString3 & @CR & @CR)
Edited by jazzyjeff

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Can you post a representative example of the HTML source?


Forum Rules         Procedure for posting code

"I like pigs.  Dogs look up to us.  Cats look down on us.  Pigs treat us as equals."

- Sir Winston Churchill

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


I would also recommend a new approach. _ietablewritetoarray will create a 2X table with cells aligned. It is then a simple matter to iterate through the table selecting what you need.


Forum Rules         Procedure for posting code

"I like pigs.  Dogs look up to us.  Cats look down on us.  Pigs treat us as equals."

- Sir Winston Churchill

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah man! You're smart.

You just saying made me look at what I was doing and realised that the way i was extracting the code was all wrong.

So right here I was just getting rid of the space in the table:

$nString2 = StringReplace($nString1,",&nbsp;","") ; remove html spacing code

What I should have done was replace the &nbsp; with a ,.

$nString2 = StringReplace($nString1,",&nbsp;",",") ; remove html spacing code

Thanks for getting me to use my brain better.

Sorry for any bother.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd highly suggest looking into loading that html into an IE browser (can remain hidden) and using the _IE* functions

IEbyXPATH-Grab IE DOM objects by XPATH IEscriptRecord-Makings of an IE script recorder ExcelFromXML-Create Excel docs without excel installed GetAllWindowControls-Output all control data on a given window.

Share this post

Link to post
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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • VollachR
      By VollachR
      I'm looking for a way to take a number value from a Row2 of a 2D array and according to this check if files that appear in rows 3-11 in the array exists.
      For example, if the number in Row2 is 5 I need to check for the files in Row 3-6 only, if it is 6 than rows 3-7 and so on.
      I thought on using a FOR loop but I have very little experience with those.
      Can you suggest the best way to do what I need?
      BTW, the files in Rows 3-11 will usually have blank value for any row above the number in Row2 (e.g. Row2 = 5 so Rows3-6 will have values but 8-11 be empty), The values I need are in Column 1 of the array, the name of the key from the INI file that the array was created from is in Column 0.
      Full Example:
      Row2 of Array:
      Col0 = Games# - Col1 = 5
      Col0 = Exe2 - Col1 = Path To File
      Col0 = Exe3 - Col1 = Path To File
      Col0 = Exe4 - Col1 = Path To File
      Col0 = Exe5 - Col1 = Path To File
      I need that if Row2 is 5 to check these above for rows if the file exists, if it was 6 then the next row as well and so on up until number 10 in Row2 as it can't go above 10.
      So basically for whatever number in Row2 from 2-10 need to check 1-9 rows from 3-11 to see if the files in Col1 exists and if any of them don't exist it should call a function that shows an error message.
      I'm pretty sure I have the first line of the for look correct:
      For $i = 1 To $aAIO[2][1] Just not sure how to continue from there, also not sure if $i should be equal 1 or 2.
      Help will be appreciated.
    • FMS
      By FMS
      I'm trying to get data from twitter to an array and so far I found an Twitter UDF whish lookes very intresting but couldn't get it to work.
      It lookes not supported any more(2010) and buggy when i read all te replies.
      More around this subject (autoit and twitter) i couldn't find on this forum.
      Is there sombody who know's a good way to get live data from twitter to an array inside autoit?
      (I kinda doubt that this isn't tackled before)
      In the end I was hoping to get all tweets from date to date from an specific subject inside a 2D array to work whit.
    • AndreasNWWWWW
      By AndreasNWWWWW
      I got a question:  i am trying to run different functions based upon what i select in these radio buttons.(code below)
      it needs to check server 1. then run function 1 or function 2 after what i selected in the checkbox.
      once that function is done it moves to the next one, until it has been trough all 5 
      iv'e tried using while loops with different while $i equals to something but then i manualy need to go in and edit the script every time.
      #include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form= $Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 615, 437, 192, 124) $Server2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Server2", 216, 95, 41, 17) $server1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Server1", 216, 72, 41, 17) $server4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Server4", 216, 144, 41, 17) $server3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Server3", 216, 119, 41, 17) $server5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Server5", 216, 170, 41, 17) $Start = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 240, 248, 147, 25) $Checkbox1 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function1", 288, 72, 97, 17) $Checkbox2 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function2", 392, 72, 97, 17) $Checkbox3 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function1", 288, 96, 97, 17) $Checkbox4 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function2", 392, 96, 97, 17) $Checkbox5 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function1", 288, 120, 97, 17) $Checkbox6 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function2", 392, 120, 97, 17) $Checkbox7 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function1", 288, 144, 97, 17) $Checkbox8 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function2", 392, 144, 97, 17) $Checkbox9 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function1", 288, 170, 97, 17) $Checkbox10 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("function2", 392, 170, 97, 17) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) #EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ### While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit EndSwitch WEnd  
    • 31290
      By 31290
      Hi everyone, 
      I'm currently writing a script that allow me to list all currently installed software on a computer but some of the are listed in the HKLM64 hive of the registry whereas 95% of all others are in the HKLM "normal" one.
      Thing is, I'd like to combine these two reg key into one single ListView item.
      Here's my code so far, knowing that it's working on both cases (changing to HKLM64 or HKLM short)
      Thanks in advance for the help
    • Iceburg
      By Iceburg
      Hi everyone, I'm at best a noobie.  I have read through the Array helps, and specifically the 2D array help file, and I'm struggling to get my code working.
      I have an array that is read from a file, thats working great.  I'm trying to do some math on the array, so I can find the largest, average, lowest, day over day change %, etc.
      The array read working fine, I get 43 lines, line 0 is 44, and then I get data that looks like
      0519 $10,000
      0520 $10,001
      0521 $10,002
      The data in this array is a single 1D array, breaking it out into 2 columns so I can do the math is what I can get to happen.  
      How do I reference the array to store this data?  Second, how do I assign this data to the appropriate row/column?
      Thanks in advance.
      Dim $all_cash_amounts[UBound($aInput)][2] Dim $max_amount_in_account Dim $min_amount_in_account _FileReadToArray($LC_Check_file_path, $aInput) _ArrayDisplay($aInput) local $date = StringRegExp($aInput[1], "(\d\d\d\d)", 1) local $cash = StringRegExp($aInput[1], "\d+\s(-?[0-9\.\,]+)", 1) ConsoleWrite("Date is: " & $date & @CRLF) For $i = 1 To UBound($aInput)-1     $date = StringRegExp($aInput[$i], "(\d\d\d\d)", 1)     $all_cash_amounts[$i][2] = $date[$i][0], $cash[$i][1]      Next _ArrayDisplay($all_cash_amounts)