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xilace

Hi,

I'm looking to consolidate product keys. I had my script working and removing dashes properly using stringinstr to get the position and then a series of stringmid's to format the key from something like "CD Key: aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd" to just "aaaaabbbbbcccccddddd"

Problem came when the string I was initially searching with stringinstr changed its positioning such as instead of the above it may be like "CD key for windows -".

So now what i was thinking of doing was have it find the "-" symbol, then if its found again 5 more characters to the right as you would see in a serial code Then grab that positioning. Anybody have an idea how to do that though? Below is what I was initially using.

;Parse results looking for CD Key:"
Local $result = StringInStr($strReturn, "CD Key:")

;take the character postion of where "CD Key:" was found and copy the next 29 characters after that
Local $PCcode = StringMid($strReturn, $result + 49, 29)

;remove dashes from the code and put back together
Local $PCcodePart1 = StringLeft($PCcode, 5)
Local $PCcodePart2 = StringMid($PCcode, 7, 5)
Local $PCcodePart3 = StringMid($PCcode, 13, 5)
Local $PCcodePart4 = StringMid($PCcode, 19, 5)
Local $PCcodePart5 = Stringmid($PCcode, 25, 5)
Local $PCcode= ($PCcodePart1 & $PCcodePart2 & $PCcodePart3 & $PCcodePart4 & $PCcodePart5)
Edited by xilace

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guinness

Why not use a regular expression instead? Look at StringRegExpReplace in the help file.

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guinness

I think StringReplace() would be the easiest method

To remove, yes, but what about to put back?

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Local Const $sString = 'aaaaabbbbbcccccddddd'
MsgBox(4096, '', StringRegExpReplace($sString, '(w{5})(w{5})(w{5})(w{5})', '1-2-3-4'))

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jchd

I think the OP needs the exact opposite ;)

Local Const $sString = 'ACME CD key is there: aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd'
MsgBox(4096, '', StringRegExpReplace($sString, '(w{5})-(w{5})-(w{5})-(w{5})', '1234'))

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guinness

Well at least they now know how to remove and get them back.


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xilace

I'm sure i made this far more complicated than needed, but I was able to understand it where as i couldnt with the regex examples.

;Parse the results looking for a key
local $i = 0
Do
Local $findPCkey = StringInStr($strPCReturn, "-", $i)
If StringMid($strPCReturn, $findPCkey + 6, 1) = "-" Then
$i = $i + 1
If StringMid($strPCReturn, $findPCkey + 6, 1) = "-" Then
$i = $i + 1
If StringMid($strPCReturn, $findPCkey + 6, 1) = "-" Then
Local $PCkey = StringMid($strPCReturn, $findPCkey - 5, 30)
$i = 20
EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
Until $i = 20



;remove dashes from the code and put back together
  Local $PCkeyPart1 = StringLeft($PCkey, 5)
  Local $PCkeyPart2 = StringMid($PCkey, 7, 5)
  Local $PCkeyPart3 = StringMid($PCkey, 13, 5)
  Local $PCkeyPart4 = StringMid($PCkey, 19, 5)
  Local $PCkeyPart5 = Stringmid($PCkey, 25, 5)
  Local $PCkey= ($PCkeyPart1 & $PCkeyPart2 & $PCkeyPart3 & $PCkeyPart4 & $PCkeyPart5)
Edited by xilace

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jchd

Didn't my example work for you or do you mean you'd like to have its working dissected before your very eyes?


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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SmOke_N

You could have fun with it:

#include <Array.au3>; just for _ArrayDisplay

#region cdkey with 4 groups of 5 chars
Global $gs_cdKeyStr = "CD Key: aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd"
Global $ga_cdKeyArg = _cdkey_toArray($gs_cdKeyStr, 4)
_ArrayDisplay($ga_cdKeyArg)

; convert to regular string
Global $gs_cdKeyToStr = _cdkey_arrayToStr($ga_cdKeyArg)
MsgBox(64 + 262144, "_cdkey_arrayToStr", $gs_cdKeyToStr)

; convert string back
Global $gs_cdKeyProper = _cdkey_arrayToProperStr($ga_cdKeyArg)
MsgBox(64 + 262144, "_cdkey_arrayToProperStr", $gs_cdKeyProper)
#endregion cdkey with 4 groups of 5 chars

#region cdkey with 5 groups of 5 chars
Global $gs_cdKeyStr = "CD Key: aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd-eeeee"
Global $ga_cdKeyArg = _cdkey_toArray($gs_cdKeyStr)
_ArrayDisplay($ga_cdKeyArg)

; convert to regular string
Global $gs_cdKeyToStr = _cdkey_arrayToStr($ga_cdKeyArg)
MsgBox(64 + 262144, "_cdkey_arrayToStr", $gs_cdKeyToStr)

; convert string back
Global $gs_cdKeyProper = _cdkey_arrayToProperStr($ga_cdKeyArg)
MsgBox(64 + 262144, "_cdkey_arrayToProperStr", $gs_cdKeyProper)
#endregion cdkey with 5 groups of 5 chars



Func _cdkey_toArray($s_key, $i_repeat = 5, $i_charlen = 5, $s_delim = "-")

    If Int($i_repeat) < 1 Then $i_repeat = 1

    Local $s_pattern = "(?i)"
    For $i = 1 To $i_repeat - 1
        $s_pattern &= "([a-z0-9]{" & $i_charlen & "})" & $s_delim
    Next

    $s_pattern &= "([a-z0-9]{" & $i_charlen & "})(?:z|W)"

    Return StringRegExp($s_key, $s_pattern, 1)
EndFunc

Func _cdkey_arrayToStr(ByRef $a_args)

    If Not IsArray($a_args) Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")

    Local $s_ret = ""
    For $i = 0 To UBound($a_args) - 1
        $s_ret &= $a_args[$i]
    Next

    Return $s_ret
EndFunc

Func _cdkey_arrayToProperStr(ByRef $a_args, $s_delim = "-")

    If Not IsArray($a_args) Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")

    Local $s_ret = ""
    For $i = 0 To UBound($a_args) - 2
        $s_ret &= $a_args[$i] & $s_delim
    Next
    $s_ret &= $a_args[UBound($a_args) - 1]

    Return $s_ret
EndFunc

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