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Replace a value in a text file

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Hey Guys,

Hope this is a simple task for most of us, But am lost here by not using a proper command.

Scenario is,

1. I have a file under Appdata location, in which i want to change a value.

File location:

C:Usersef_U274864AppDataLocalSmartView3.2.639.0user.config

Inside this file in line 29 i have the below line hardcoded to particular user.

<value>C:UsersMohanComputerAppDataRoamingFlukeSmartView3.2.639.0DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>

when want to replace the name harcoded here so that this file can be used in other machine with there particular user name.

like after replacing

<value>C:UsersShyamComputerAppDataRoamingFlukeSmartView3.2.639.0DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>

i used the below code to replace the whole line 29.

 

#include <File.au3>

$File = @AppDataDir & "LocalSmartView3.2.639.0user.config"

$Replace = <value>@AppDataDirRoamingFlukeSmartView3.2.639.0DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>;

MsgBox(1, "File location", $File)

_FileWriteToLine($File, 29, $Replace, 1)

Am not successfull in using the script.

Any anyone help me with different approach for changing the harcoded username entry in the file.

Thanks in Advance.

Cheers,

Mohan

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Hey Guys,

Hope this is a simple task for most of us, But am lost here by not using a proper command.

Scenario is,

1. I have a file under Appdata location, in which i want to change a value.

File location:

C:Usersef_U274864AppDataLocalSmartView3.2.639.0user.config

Inside this file in line 29 i have the below line hardcoded to particular user.

<value>C:UsersMohanComputerAppDataRoamingFlukeSmartView3.2.639.0DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>

when want to replace the name harcoded here so that this file can be used in other machine with there particular user name.

like after replacing

<value>C:UsersShyamComputerAppDataRoamingFlukeSmartView3.2.639.0DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>

i used the below code to replace the whole line 29.

 

#include <File.au3>

$File = @AppDataDir & "LocalSmartView3.2.639.0user.config"

$Replace = <value>@AppDataDirRoamingFlukeSmartView3.2.639.0DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>;

MsgBox(1, "File location", $File)

_FileWriteToLine($File, 29, $Replace, 1)

Am not successfull in using the script.

Any anyone help me with different approach for changing the harcoded username entry in the file.

Thanks in Advance.

Cheers,

Mohan

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Something like this ?

#Include <File.au3>

Local $sFile = "C:\Users\ef_U274864\AppData\Local\SmartView\3.2.639.0\user.config"
Local $sReplace = "<value>" & @AppDataDir & "\Fluke\SmartView\3.2.639.0\DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>"

Local $aOriginal = FileReadToArray($sFile)
Local $aNew [ UBound($aOriginal)]


For $i = 0 TO UBound($aOriginal) - 1
    
    If StringRegExp( $aOriginal[$i], "<value>C:\\Users\\\w+\\AppData\\Roaming\\Fluke\\SmartView\\3\.2\.639\.0\\DefaultUserSettings\.xml</value>") Then
        $aNew[$i] = $sreplace
    Else
        $aNew[$i] = $aOriginal[$i]
    EndIf
Next

_FileWriteFromArray($sFile, $aNew)
Edited by jguinch

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

mohan93,

Your code is correct except for this

$Replace = "<value>" & @AppDataDir & "\Fluke\SmartView\3.2.639.0\DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>;"

Edit

I'm running XP so not sure about the 'roaming'

Edited by mikell
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Hi,

Your replacement syntax string is wrong, you need to wrap it inside quotes or single quotes.

Plus, you can't concat anything (here the AppDataDir) without the & character.

$Replace = "<value>" & @AppDataDir & "\Roaming\Fluke\SmartView\3.2.639.0\DefaultUserSettings.xml</value>"

Br, FireFox.


 

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huh...


 

OS : Win XP SP2 (32 bits) / Win 7 SP1 (64 bits) / Win 8 (64 bits) | Autoit version: latest stable / beta.
Hardware : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10Ghz / 8 GiB RAM DDR3.

My UDFs : Skype UDF | TrayIconEx UDF | GUI Panel UDF | Excel XML UDF | Is_Pressed_UDF

My Projects : YouTube Multi-downloader | FTP Easy-UP | Lock'n | WinKill | AVICapture | Skype TM | Tap Maker | ShellNew | Scriptner | Const Replacer | FT_Pocket | Chrome theme maker

My Examples : Capture toolIP Camera | Crosshair | Draw Captured Region | Picture Screensaver | Jscreenfix | Drivetemp | Picture viewer

My Snippets : Basic TCP | Systray_GetIconIndex | Intercept End task | Winpcap various | Advanced HotKeySet | Transparent Edit control

 

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mohan93,

Threads merged. In future, please stick to a single thread. :naughty:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

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