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Can autoit pull a variable from a string?

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Can autoit pull a variable from a string?  I'm not sure how to phrase it and I've searched for it.

The user will pass in a name of a variable, $BOB.  And if $BOB matches a existing predefined variable, then the string will be replaced with the contents of the variable.  I'm thinking something along the lines of (below):  but $1 doesn't pull the contents of the variable.

$JOE = "192.168.1.45"
$BOB = "192.168.1.34"
$USERSTR = "ifconfig $BOB netmask 255.255.255.0"

$new = StringRegExpReplace( $USERSTR, "$(.*?) ", "$$1" & " ")
MsgBox(0, "IP", $new)

This outputs:  ifconfig $BOB netmask 255.255.255.0

Would like:  ifconfig 192.168.1.34 netmask 255.255.255.0

Thanks,

Dan

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$var = "$BOB"
If $x = "$BOB" Then
$var = "192.168.1.34"

 

Something like that? I'm sure others will give you a better way to do it, but you could check that for a start.

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Maybe you can use AutoItSetOption ( "ExpandVarStrings" , 1)

AutoItSetOption ( "ExpandVarStrings" , 1)

$BOB = "192.168.1.34"
$USERSTR = "ifconfig $BOB$ netmask 255.255.255.0"

MsgBox(0, "IP", $USERSTR)
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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

It is a really strange question but just in case...

$JOE = "192.168.1.45"
$BOB = "192.168.1.34"
$USERSTR = "ifconfig $BOB netmask 255.255.255.0"

$aSearchVariable = StringRegExp($USERSTR, "(\$.*?) ", 1)
$newip = Execute($aSearchVariable[0])
$new = StringRegExpReplace($USERSTR, "(\$.*?) ", $newip & " ")
MsgBox(0, "IP", $new)

Keep in mind that there is no error checks at all.

Cheers,

sahsanu

Edited by sahsanu
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Thanks, much appreciated all. 

Execute($aSearchVariable[0]) and ExpandVarStrings works great.  I did not know what to search for and failed to come across these functions.

I'll be adding error checks.  Thanks again!

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You might consider this.

Local $JOE = "192.168.1.45"
Local $BOB = "192.168.1.34"

Local $USERSTR = "ifconfig " & $BOB & " netmask 255.255.255.0"
MsgBox(0, "IP 0", $USERSTR)

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