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What is the best way to get an array list from a directory structure of musicartistsalbumssongs?  Maybe a 3d array like:

$arr[artist][album][songs]  or maybe separate array for each category. I will later need to display the artists in a form which will list the albums and songs based on the artist selected. A 3d array would allow me to easily list all the song or albums under a specific artist.


CurrentIy, I am using _FileListToArrayRec which puts everything in a 1 dimensional array.


Func Example()
    $dir = "C:\test"   song names are listed under test\artist\album\songname

    ; A list of all mp3 songs with full path
    Local $aArray = _FileListToArrayRec($dir, "*.mp3||*.*", 13, 1, 1, 1)
    ConsoleWrite("Error: " & @error & " - " & " Extended: " & @extended & @CRLF)
    _ArrayDisplay($aArray, "Sorted tree")

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Create a 3D array of sufficient size (you can always ReDim it later), loop through the array you get from _FileListToArrayRec and extract the 3 items that interest you (StringSplit will probably be useful here) from each element before writing them into the new array. Not too difficult, but you will have to pay attention to the various indices. ;)

If your lobrary is very large, you might like to consider a database - AutoIt has a good SQLite library to help you create, update and query one. :)


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