timdecker

Import CSV to Multi Column Select --> Send to 2nd App

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I am not sure if AutoIT is is the best way to go about this, or if this is possible in AutoIT; so, by all means all feedback is welcomed.

Objective:

Import CSV file into a UI, with the first row of the CSV being the colmn names of the UI. I want to be able to copy the info from the cell and paste it into an input field of another program.

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I should be able to select the columns I want to use and where they should go on the 2nd program.

Can this be done in AutoIT, or should I use Java, Python, C#, etc?

Thanks!

Tim

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Should be possible using AutoIt.

I would first run the AutoIt Window Info tool to get the control IDs from the other program. Depending on the application it can sometimes be hard/impossible to get the control IDs.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

You should be able to get started using a function like:

_FileReadToArray()

to get the data from the CSV file, and then parse them into the UI.

Just my 2 cents. :)

Edited by MikahS

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You can process the file into an array, then you can use that array in whatever way you need to populate a listview or anything else. _FileReadToArray in the latest version of AutoIt (3.3.12.0) has the ability to do a simple CSV to array capability.


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I stole this from somewhere else on the forums a while ago, but this is what I have so far:

#include <file.au3>
#include <GUICONSTANTS.au3>

Global $a_cvs
$s_Path = FileOpenDialog("Select CVS File", @ScriptDir, "comma seperated values (*.csv)")
If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "No File(s) chosen")
    Exit
Else
    _FileReadToArray($s_Path, $a_cvs)
    GUICreate("CSV Listview", 620, 250, -1, -1)
    $listview = GUICtrlCreateListView(StringReplace($a_cvs[1],",","|"), 10, 10, 600, 210)
    GuiSetState()
    For $i = 2 To UBound($a_cvs) - 1
        $s_temp = StringReplace($a_cvs[$i], ",", "|")
        GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($s_temp, $listview)
    Next
EndIf
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

This is the CSV file I am using:

material_name,material_alias,period,letter
HT-000001331,,r1,A1
HT-000001330,alias 3 not 4,r2,A2
dummy,,,A3
RS-000001336,,r4,A4
HT-000001335,,r2,A5
dummy,,,A6
HT-000001334,,r2,A7
HT-000001328,alias1,r1,A8
HT-000001333,,r2,B1
dummy,,,B2
dummy,,,B3
HT-000001332,,r1,B4
dummy,,,B5
HT-000001332,,r2,B6
HT-000001329,alias 2,r2,B7
dummy,,,B8
dummy,,,C1
dummy,,,C2
HT-000001329,alias 2,r1,C3
HT-000001334,,r1,C4
RS-000001336,,r1,C5
dummy,,,C6
HT-000001333,,r1,C7
dummy,,,C8
dummy,,,D1
dummy,,,D2
dummy,,,D3
dummy,,,D4
RS-000001336,,r2,D5
dummy,,,D6
HT-000001330,alias 3 not 4,r1,D7
HT-000001331,,r2,D8
dummy,,,E1
dummy,,,E2
HT-000001335,,r1,E3
RS-000001336,,r3,E4
dummy,,,E5
RS-000001336,,r5,E6
HT-000001328,alias1,r2,E7
dummy,,,E8

How do I get checkboxes at the bottom of each column, so I have a UI similar to my first post?

Thanks,

Tim

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If I'm not mistaken you'll need to create them using:

GUICtrlCreateCheckbox()

inside your own GUI.


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Okay, so I can create 1 checkbox....but I can't create multiple checkboxes based on how many column names I have. This number is subject to change....

#include <file.au3>
#include <GUICONSTANTS.au3>

Global $a_csv
$s_Path = FileOpenDialog("Select CVS File", @ScriptDir, "comma seperated values (*.csv)")
If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "No File(s) chosen")
    Exit
Else
    _FileReadToArray($s_Path, $a_csv)
    GUICreate("CSV Listview", 620, 350, -1, -1)
    $listview = GUICtrlCreateListView(StringReplace($a_csv[1],",","|"), 10, 10, 600, 210)
    ;$Box = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("this is a checkbox", 10, 300, 180, 30)
    GuiSetState()
    For $i = 2 To UBound($a_csv) - 1
        $s_temp = StringReplace($a_csv[$i], ",", "|")
        GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($s_temp, $listview)
    Next
    $checkboxName = StringSplit($a_csv[1], ",")

    For $j = 1 to $checkboxName[0]
    $Box = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($checkboxName[1], 10, 300, 180, 30)
    ;$Box = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($checkboxName[2], 10, 300, 190, 30)
    Next
EndIf
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

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Try this.

#include <file.au3>
#include <GUICONSTANTS.au3>
#include <GUIListView.au3>
Global $a_csv
$s_Path = "F:\AutoItScripts\April2014a.csv"
If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "No File(s) chosen")
    Exit
Else
    _FileReadToArray($s_Path, $a_csv)
    GUICreate("CSV Listview", 620, 350, -1, -1)
    $listview = GUICtrlCreateListView(StringReplace($a_csv[1], ",", "|"), 10, 10, 600, 210)
    $hListview = GUICtrlGetHandle($listview)
    ;$Box = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("this is a checkbox", 10, 300, 180, 30)
    GUISetState()
    For $i = 2 To UBound($a_csv) - 1
        $s_temp = StringReplace($a_csv[$i], ",", "|")
        GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($s_temp, $listview)
    Next
    $checkboxName = _GUICtrlListView_GetColumnCount($hListview) ; get the count of the columns
    Local $aColumnInfo
    For $j = 0 To $checkboxName - 1
        $aColumnInfo = _GUICtrlListView_GetColumn($hListview, $j ) ; gets the text of the header column
        $Box = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($aColumnInfo[5], 10 + (170 * $j), 300, 180, 30)
    Next
EndIf
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks for help so far guys! I really appreciate it.

So thanks to BrewMan, I was able to get everything I wanted on the screen (with a little modding on my end).

What I would like to be able to do now, is make the buttons to the right of the checkbox only usuable if the checkbox is selected, and the other buttons "map sample submition" and "run program" only available once the prior is done.

Example:

Checkbox selected --> Can now map input location --> Can now sample submit button --> Can now run program

Here is the layout as of now:

#include <file.au3>
#include <GUICONSTANTS.au3>

Global $a_csv
$s_Path = FileOpenDialog("Select CVS File", @ScriptDir, "comma seperated values (*.csv)")
If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "No File(s) chosen")
    Exit
Else
    _FileReadToArray($s_Path, $a_csv)
    GUICreate("CSV Listview", 900, 450, -1, -1)
    $listview = GUICtrlCreateListView(StringReplace($a_csv[1], ",", "|"), 10, 10, 600, 210)
    $checkboxName = StringSplit($a_csv[1], ",")
    $iCount = $checkboxName[0]
    Global $aCheck[$iCount + 1]
    Global $mapColumn[$iCount + 1]
    $nextSample = GUICtrlCreateButton("Map sample submition button ", 395, 320, 180, 30)
    $runProg = GUICtrlCreateButton("Run Program", 700, 400, 180, 30)

    For $j = 1 To $iCount
        ; Store controIDs of the checkboxes
        $aCheck[$j] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($checkboxName[$j], 10, 190 + (50 * $j), 180, 30)
        $mapColumn[$j] = GUICtrlCreateButton("Map " & '"'  & $checkboxName[$j] & '"' & " to input box", 150, 190 + (50 * $j), 180, 30)

    Next

    GUISetState()
    For $i = 2 To UBound($a_csv) - 1
        $s_temp = StringReplace($a_csv[$i], ",", "|")
        GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($s_temp, $listview)
    Next

EndIf
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

Thanks agian!

Edited by timdecker

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