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tampe125

Hi everyone,

I have to walk an array filled with version numbers and I have to find the highest one.

For example I could have

[0] => "1.0.1.4"

[1] => "1.2.0.12"

[2] => "5.0.85"

[3] => "4.6.3.23"

Using the example before, the highest one should be number 2 (5.0.85).

Is there anything like PHP version_compare function?

Thanks in advance!

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water

This works if every part of the version number consists of 1 or 2 numbers.

Global $aVersions[4] = ["1.0.1.4", "1.2.0.12", "5.0.85", "4.6.3.23"]
Global $sResult = "00000000"
For $i = 0 to UBound($aVersions,1) - 1
    $aTemp = StringSplit($aVersions[$i] & ".0.0.0", ".", 2)
    $aString = StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[0]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[1]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[2]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[3])
    If $aString > $sResult Then $sResult = $aString
Next
ConsoleWrite("Highest version number is: " & StringLeft($sResult, 2) & "." & StringMid($sResult, 3, 2) & "." & StringMid($sResult, 5, 2) & "." & StringMid($sResult, 7, 2) & @LF)

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BrewManNH

Another way to skin the cat.

#include <Misc.au3>
Global $aVersions[4] = ["1.0.1.4", "1.2.0.12", "5.0.85", "4.6.3.23"]
Global $sResult = "00000000"
For $i = 0 To UBound($aVersions) - 1
     If _VersionCompare($aVersions[$i], $sResult) > 0 Then $sResult = String($aVersions[$i])
Next
ConsoleWrite("Highest version number is: " & $sResult & @CRLF)


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water

Oh! Learned something new today!

Didn't know _VersionCompare. Much easier than my example.


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BrewManNH

I ran across the function one day a long time ago, I've never used it before this though. :)


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Malkey

This works if every part of the version number consists of 1 or 2 numbers.

Global $aVersions[4] = ["1.0.1.4", "1.2.0.12", "5.0.85", "4.6.3.23"]
Global $sResult = "00000000"
For $i = 0 to UBound($aVersions,1) - 1
$aTemp = StringSplit($aVersions[$i] & ".0.0.0", ".", 2)
$aString = StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[0]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[1]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[2]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[3])
If $aString > $sResult Then $sResult = $aString
Next
ConsoleWrite("Highest version number is: " & StringLeft($sResult, 2) & "." & StringMid($sResult, 3, 2) & "." & StringMid($sResult, 5, 2) & "." & StringMid($sResult, 7, 2) & @LF)

It's a personal choice - 4 bad, 1 good - today.

Four (4) StringFormat functions work:-
$aString = StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[0]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[1]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[2]) & StringFormat("%02s", $aTemp[3])

; and

;one (1) StringFormat function works:-
$aString = StringFormat("%02s%02s%02s%02s", $aTemp[0], $aTemp[1], $aTemp[2], $aTemp[3])
Edited by Malkey

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water

As BrewManNH stated above: There are many ways to skin a cat ;)


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JohnQSmith

As BrewManNH stated above: There are many ways to skin a cat ;)

Is there a recommended method?

Whenever someone says "pls" because it's shorter than "please", I say "no" because it's shorter than "yes".

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water

Both work. So I think it's your choice.

Select the method you still can understand in 3 months ;)


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BrewManNH

The recommended method is the one that works for you in the script you're writing.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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JohnQSmith

I meant for "skinning a cat".


Whenever someone says "pls" because it's shorter than "please", I say "no" because it's shorter than "yes".

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Here you can find a few approaches. Select the one you like most ;)

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kylomas

Here you can find a few approaches. Select the one you like most ;)

Thanks, water, thre's coffee all over the desk from laughing so hard :thumbsup:


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It's amazing what Google returns when you enter the "correct" search words ;)


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JohnQSmith

So after reading those and omitting all the superfluous activities, it turns out there is only one way which is summarized in steps II and III in "The Direct Approach".

Edited by JohnQSmith

Whenever someone says "pls" because it's shorter than "please", I say "no" because it's shorter than "yes".

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water

I'm sure you can omit step I but I'm also sure this will be "harmful to your health" :lol:


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