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AutoIT and Outlook: Need help replacing text spaces with ASCII %20.

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So I have a program which pulls in an array from a .xls file with some names and email adresses and starts to loop through using the CMD strings for outlook:

Local $newmail = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.exe /c ipm.note /a C:\users\myname\yatayata.txt /m me.email.com&subject=subject"

Now I actually get the path for the attachment (/a .....) from an input box so it's really:

Local $attachmentPath = InputBox("Attachment", "Please Enter a Valid UNC Path to a document")
Local $newMail = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.exe /c ipm.note /a " & $attachmentPath & " /m me.email.com&subject=subject"

Now this all works fine, provided that there are no spaces in the path returned in $attachmentPath. However, if the path has any spaces in it then when the CMD string is constructed it bombs out because it cannot handel the spaces. The solution to this is to replace any text spaces with an ASCII space which is "%20".

I am looking for a way to parse any spaces in a stringe returned in $attachmentPath with a "%20" before its passed into the $newMail string...

Any Thoughts?

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StringReplace can do the job, or StringRegExpReplace, depending on whether you need replacement for more than a single character.

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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StringRegExpReplace worked like a charm, thanks for the help!!!

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NB: To automate Outlook I suggest to have a look at my OutlookEX UDF.

My UDFs and Tutorials:


Active Directory (NEW 2018-12-03 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-10-31 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

ADO - Wiki


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