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i 've a request about file indexing.

Have a directory with > 35.000 files. Custom filename is spoken eg: #630YOC01

# = color flag

6 = width

30 = height

Y = type

OC01 = free user name/code

In these days receive a task from my boss. I must insert in a database, for each file, these info to allow statistics.

No big problem, find all mysql stuff on forum. But I want to know how list files in a directory starting from recent back to older.

I know that is indifferent for first insert in db, but later i need to build function that list/index only last files, or given date,

to keep update database day by day.

thank you for any info,


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You also can use _FileListToArray so i did several month ago:

#include <Array.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <File.au3>

Global $sdateStart = "20121201", $sdateEnd
$sFolder = "D:\Programme\AutoIt3\MyProjects\YT-DL" ;without ending backslash
Global $a2D

$a2D = _FileListToArrayBetween2Days($sFolder, $sdateStart, $sdateEnd)

; Function Name:   _FileListToArrayBetweenDates($sFolder, $sdateStart, $sdateEnd)
; Description::    returns the files between $sdateStart and $sdateEnd (start and enddate are included)
; Parameter(s):    $sFolder = folder which is searched
;                 $sdateStart    = the oldest date of filemodification to be returned
;                 $sdateEnd     = the youngest date of filemodification to be returned
; Requirement(s):  AutoIt
; Return Value(s): 2D Array with filename(s) and modificationdate
; Author(s):       autoBert (www.autoit.de)
Func _FileListToArrayBetween2Days($sFolder, $sdateStart = "", $sdateEnd = "")
    If $sdateEnd = "" Then $sdateEnd = @YEAR & @MON & @MDAY
    $aRes = _FileListToArray($sFolder) ;All Files
    $j = 0 ;Counter for Resultarray

    Dim $aRes2D[$aRes[0] + 1][2]
    For $i = 1 To $aRes[0]
        $sFileDate = FileGetTime($sFolder & "\" & $aRes[$i], 0, 1)
        ConsoleWrite($aRes[$i] & @TAB & $sFileDate & @CRLF)
        If $sFileDate >= $sdateStart And $sFileDate <= $sdateEnd Then
            $j += 1
            $aRes2D[$j][0] = $aRes[$i]
            $aRes2D[$j][1] = $sFileDate
    $aRes2D[0][0] = $j
    ReDim $aRes2D[$j + 1][2]
    _ArraySort($aRes2D, 0, 1, 0, 1)
    Return $aRes2D
EndFunc   ;==>_FileListToArrayBetween2Days

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