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I'm interested in breaking up a long text file into smaller ones - and found scripts under Split Text Files Speed Help (Forum - 3 Feb 2010). Both scripts by KeeWay and Melba23 apparently worked at the time.

I changed the script by Melba23 so that my files are referenced (and the search string is relevant to my files) but this generates a 'subscript ...error' message at the line For $i = 1 To $FileArray[0] below, with a ^ below the [0]:

#include <File.au3>

Global $FileArray
$file = @ScriptDir & "C:UsersStephenDesktopNew folderkahntextsel2.txt"
$newfile = @ScriptDir & "C:UsersStephenDesktopNew foldersplit-" ;

_FileReadToArray($file, $FileArray)

$filecount = 0
$sNewFile_Text = ""

ProgressOn("Processing SBT File", "Reading The File...", "0 Lines")

For $i = 1 To $FileArray[0]

SyntaxCheck Prod does not report any errors. I doubt it's significant - but the _FileReadToArray command is in colour in both example scripts, but not in my editor. I'm working with Windows 7 Professional SP1, 64 bit. (I'm a bit mystified by the #include, and have assumed that File.au3 is available with the download).

I'd appreciate any pointers as to what I should do. Thank you.


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Welcome to the AutoIt forums. :)

The error is caused by you trying to access an array variable which is not actually an array - so it would appear that the function did not return one. You are correct that File.au3 is a standard include file - if the script could not find the file you would have other errors shown. ;)

I suggest you add a debugging line after the call to _FileReadToArray and see what error value is returned - that way we might get a better idea of why this is happening:

_FileReadToArray($file, $FileArray)
MsgBox(0, "Error", @error)
Try that and post the value that you see in the MsgBox. :)


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Thanks very much. The error message was: 1 - which I discovered means the file cannot be found. So then I looked at the file path and name - - and eventually figured that the @ScriptDir meant that the .au3 file, and the file to be processed, had to be in the same folder/directory. Once I changed the file name from the full path, and put the .au3 file in the same folder - it worked!

So thank you for your help. I needed a program like this a few years ago (to turn long text files with lots of records in into files with one record in - for further text analysis purposes) and gave up at that point. So this is great for me - it will help in my research. Having discovered AutoIt and recalling some Basic programming years ago, I might even try my hand now at writing other text processing routines.


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