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Merging multiple ini files problem

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; Shows the filenames of all files in the current directory
Local $search = FileFindFirstFile("*.ini")

; Check if the search was successful
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    Exit
EndIf


While 1
    Local $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
    If @error Then ExitLoop


    $data = IniReadSection ($file, "Datanavn")
    IniWriteSection (@ScriptDir & "/test/test.ini", "Datanavn", $data)
WEnd

; Close the search handle
FileClose($search)

I have a bunch of files that are to be read and then written to a new ini file, that will merge the old one.

The script seems to write the data, but then just replace it with a new value. How do I prevent this, so after reading the section, the new value that is read form the different ini file will be added at a new line?

Edited by Aarstad

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Aarstad,

Please pay attention to where you post - the "Examples" section where you started this thread is clearly marked: "This is NOT a general support forum!". I have moved the thread for you, but would ask you to be more careful in future. ;)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Aarstad,

Please pay attention to where you post - the "Examples" section where you started this thread is clearly marked: "This is NOT a general support forum!". I have moved the thread for you, but would ask you to be more careful in future. ;)

M23

My bad - thanks.

 

So I thought it might have something to do with the index parameter in iniwritesection, but this didnt work:

; Shows the filenames of all files in the current directory
Local $search = FileFindFirstFile("*.ini")

; Check if the search was successful
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    Exit
EndIf

$i = 0
While 1
    Local $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
    If @error Then ExitLoop


    $data = IniReadSection ($file, "Datanavn")
    IniWriteSection (@ScriptDir & "/test/test.ini", "Datanavn", $data, $i)
    $i = $i + 1
WEnd

; Close the search handle
FileClose($search)
Edited by Aarstad

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Any time you have keys inside a section and try to write new values to those keys, it will overwrite the value currently set to the key. You can't add new keys with the same name to the same section. If you write to a section (using IniWriteSection) that already contains keys/values, those old keys/values will be lost and new ones will be created for the section.

The index parameter of the InWriteSection function only refers to when you use an array as the data parameter, it tells the function which index of the array to start reading the array from.


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Rather than read in and then write out whole sections, you are better reading in every key individually from every ini file, which will take longer of course, but allows much finer control, where you can do comparisons of values, then either replace existing or add to a new key name (possibly with an increment added) .... or even combine if that is suitable.


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