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# Fixed length values in Array

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Hello All,

I'am quite new to Autoit and i'am struggling with an array problem.
I need to fill cells in Excell. (A1:A99)
The length of the "value" is always 7 digits,  like ABCD001 till a "value" of maximum ABCD999.

I can fill the array but i'am missing the leading zero's before the numbers
ABCD001 is ABCD1
ABCD099 is ABCD99

How to solve this?

I've made the script below.

```#include <Array.au3>
Global \$FirstNumber = "ABCD001"
Global \$amount = "999"

Local \$a = StringToASCIIArray(\$FirstNumber, 0, 4)

Dim \$arr[1][\$amount + 1]
For \$i = 0 To 0
For \$j = 0 To \$amount - 1
\$arr[\$i][\$j] = Chr(\$i + \$a[0]) & Chr(\$i + \$a[1]) & Chr(\$i + \$a[2]) & Chr(\$i + \$a[3]) & (\$j + 1)
Next
Next
;_ArrayDisplay(\$arr)

\$MyExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application") ; Create an Excel Object

If @error Then
MsgBox(0, "", "Error creating Excel object. Error code: " & @error)
Exit
EndIf

If Not IsObj(\$MyExcel) Then
MsgBox(0, "ExcelTest", "I'm sorry, but creation of an Excel object failed.")
Exit
EndIf
\$MyExcel.Visible = 1
\$MyExcel.workbooks.add

; Set all values
\$MyExcel.activesheet.range("A1:A" & \$amount).value = \$arr
MsgBox(0, "", "Click 'ok' to clear the cells")
\$MyExcel.activeworkbook.saved = 1 ; To prevent 'yes/no' questions from Excel
\$MyExcel.quit ; Get rid of him.
\$MyExcel = 0 ; Loose this object.
Exit```

Thanks in advance

Edited by drbyte

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drbyte,

StringFormat is your friend here:

```\$sAlpha = "ABCD"

For \$i = 1 To 999
\$sItem = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$i)
ConsoleWrite(\$sItem & @CRLF)
Next```

All clear?

M23

P.S. Welcome to the AutoIt forum.

Edited by Melba23

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Something like this perhaps?

```#include <Array.au3>
Global \$FirstNumber = "ABCD"
Global \$amount = "999"
Local \$a = StringToASCIIArray(\$FirstNumber, 0, 4)
Global \$arr[1][\$amount + 1]
For \$j = 0 To \$amount - 1
\$arr[0][\$j] = \$FirstNumber & StringFormat("%03s", \$j)
Next
_ArrayDisplay(\$arr)
\$MyExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application") ; Create an Excel Object
If @error Then
MsgBox(0, "", "Error creating Excel object. Error code: " & @error)
Exit
EndIf
If Not IsObj(\$MyExcel) Then
MsgBox(0, "ExcelTest", "I'm sorry, but creation of an Excel object failed.")
Exit
EndIf
\$MyExcel.Visible = 1
\$MyExcel.workbooks.add
; Set all values
\$MyExcel.activesheet.range("A1:A" & \$amount).value = \$arr
MsgBox(0, "", "Click 'ok' to clear the cells")
\$MyExcel.activeworkbook.saved = 1 ; To prevent 'yes/no' questions from Excel
\$MyExcel.quit ; Get rid of him.
\$MyExcel = 0 ; Loose this object.
Exit```

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Melba23

Your solution works like a charm!.

But when i load them in Array the array starts with ABCD000 instead of ABCD001

BrewManNH

Your solutions also works like a charm but also the Array starts at ABCD000, how to make it start at ABCD001?

Thank you both for the very quick answers !!!!!

```#include <Array.au3>
\$sAlpha = "ABCD"
Global \$amount = "999"

For \$i = 1 To \$amount
\$sItem = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$i)
ConsoleWrite(\$sItem & @CRLF)
Next

Global \$arr[1][\$amount + 1]
For \$j = 0 To \$amount - 1
\$arr[0][\$j] = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$j)
Next
_ArrayDisplay(\$arr)```

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`For \$j = 1 To \$amount - 1`

To start from ABCD001.

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What would you think you'd need to change to fix the starting from 0 to starting from 1?

Nevermind, some people take away all the fun.

Edited by BrewManNH

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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What would you think you'd need to change to fix the starting from 0 to starting from 1?

Nevermind, some people take away all the fun.

Oh.. I feel terrible now

Sorry, I should give him a tip, not a solution.

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BrewManNH & VixinG

Before i posted the question i alreay tried that  , and indeed then it starts with ABCD001, but then
the first value of the arry is an empty one.

I want to start filling the arry with ABCD001 instead of an empty value, is this possible?

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I found an answer quick, but yeah:
What would you think you'd need to change to fix the starting from Col 1 with ABCD001 instead of Col 0?

Edited by VixinG

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VixinG

Working with array's is quite new to me.

Your hint gave me the right solution.

`\$arr[0][\$j-1] = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$j)`
Edited by drbyte

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Wayfarer

Working with array's is quite new to me.

Your hint gave me the right solution.

`\$arr[0][\$j-1] = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$j)`

Great job, I was about to post two possible solutions to this.

```For \$j = 1 To \$amount - 1
;^ here
\$arr[0][\$j-1] = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$j)

Next

; OR

For \$j = 0 To \$amount - 1

\$arr[0][\$j] = \$sAlpha & StringFormat("%03d", \$j+1) ;here

Next```

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There is happening something strange i don't understand.

When i want to start in cell A10 in excel to fill with the array i'am missing values?

See code below.

```#include <Array.au3>
Global \$FirstNumber = "ABCD"
Global \$amount = "20"
Local \$a = StringToASCIIArray(\$FirstNumber, 0, 4)
Global \$arr[1][\$amount + 1]
For \$j = 1 To \$amount - 1
\$arr[0][\$j-1] = \$FirstNumber & StringFormat("%03s", \$j)
Next
_ArrayDisplay(\$arr)
\$MyExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application") ; Create an Excel Object
If @error Then
MsgBox(0, "", "Error creating Excel object. Error code: " & @error)
Exit
EndIf
If Not IsObj(\$MyExcel) Then
MsgBox(0, "ExcelTest", "I'm sorry, but creation of an Excel object failed.")
Exit
EndIf
\$MyExcel.Visible = 1
\$MyExcel.workbooks.add
; Set all values
\$MyExcel.activesheet.range("A10:A" & \$amount).value = \$arr
MsgBox(0, "", "Click 'ok' to clear the cells")
\$MyExcel.activeworkbook.saved = 1 ; To prevent 'yes/no' questions from Excel
\$MyExcel.quit ; Get rid of him.
\$MyExcel = 0 ; Loose this object.
Exit```
Edited by drbyte

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Solved !!

`\$MyExcel.activesheet.range("A11:A" & \$amount+11).value = \$arr`

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