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Arrays to variables

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

Pretty new here but so impressed... I've been reading the forums for days straight (like all I do all day long till I figure this stuff out) but I am having a hard time grasping what I think should be a simple concept; also just learning to program, and also just learning AutoIT, so hoping a little help can accelerate my knowledge and usage.

Here is the problem:

I'm using _ExcelReadSheetToArray to grab 2 columns of data, and I need to loop column1 rows, and column2 rows as separate variables to use as separate search and output strings to a document. For example, each column has several hundred rows, and I need to do something like setting a dynamic variable for col1 row1 + variable for col2 row1, so I can use $variable1 + $variable2 to perform some tasks.

(The task will be to target "statictext"+$variable1+"."+$variable2 in a folder, then some simple find and replace... )

My main hangup: How would I loop the array column results into dynamic variables so it runs my task for each row? Maybe I'm just not understanding loop and array syntax? 

I would really appreciate any tips, hints, direction, or anything!! Certainly willing to buy someone lunch for the help too! :-D

EDIT: really just trying to understand the dynamic variable/looping from the Array... the task of what to do with the variables I will figure out.

Edited by DrewSS

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Something like that?

$result = "some text" & $array[$i][0] & $array[$i][1]

You really should take some time studying the wiki page on arrays.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

So here is to facilitate the appropriate link

It is worth a look as it has recently been improved a bit ;)

mLipok

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Edited by mLipok

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So your array will have two dimensions, first dimension is the rows and the second is the columns. What you want to do is loop through your array for as many rows you got and do some calculations on each column in that row. See my psuedo code below

For $rows = 0 to Ubound($ExcelArray)
    $ExcelArray[$rows][0] ;This is column 0
    $ExcelArray[$rows][1] ;This is column 1
Next

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AutoIt arrays are zero-based, so make that:

For $rows = 0 to Ubound($ExcelArray) - 1

else you'll get more big bang that you'd expect.


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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Wow... I knew it was something simple I wasn't getting! Thank you, everyone, I believe I understand much better now! 

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