MuffettsMan

IniRead a key that contains '='

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

prob a stupid question but I can't find how to encapsulate the INI or change the delimiter.... I have an INI thats saving file names / paths like this:

[Folders]
D:\-= ID10T =-=D:\-= ID10T =-

now when I try to read the Folders Section it bombs because of the = in the file name:

; Read the INI section labelled 'Folders'. This will return a 2 dimensional array.
    Local $aArray = IniReadSection(@ScriptDir & "\test.ini", "Folders")

it spits out "D:-"

any ideas?

 

Edit:

dang thats hard to read but the folder is named:

D:\-= ID10T =-

however ANY folder or file with an equal in it is gonna break the ini read >_<

Edit 2:

atm all i know to attempt would be change the initial ini write to never use equals and just replace the text after the read thus the ini contents would look someting like:

[Folders]
D:\-† ID10T †-=D:\-† ID10T †-

but i'm hoping there is something more elegant than that :-/

Edited by MuffettsMan

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My vote would be not to use Ini files and instead some db.


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yah mysql would be my normal go to but this is for a standalone app and seemed kinda overkill 


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try _FileReadToArray and then loop through that array for getting results. or if you want use inireads, alter the initial ini file.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

This worked... Just put your stuff at the end

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
 
Example()
 
Func Example()
    ; Create an INI section structure as a string.
    Local $sSection = "Title=AutoIt" & @CRLF & "Version=" & @AutoItVersion & @CRLF & "OS=D:\-= ID10T =-=D:\-= ID10T =-"
 
    ; Write the string to the section labelled 'General'.
    IniWriteSection(@TempDir & "\Example.ini", "General", $sSection)
 
    ; Read the INI section labelled 'General'. This will return a 2 dimensional array.
    Local $aArray = IniReadSection(@TempDir & "\Example.ini", "General")
 
    ; Check if an error occurred.
    If Not @error Then
        ; Enumerate through the array displaying the keys and their respective values.
        For $i = 1 To $aArray[0][0]
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Key: " & $aArray[$i][0] & @CRLF & "Value: " & $aArray[$i][1])
        Next
    EndIf
 
    ; Delete the INI file.
    FileDelete(@TempDir & "\Example.ini")
EndFunc   ;==>Example
 

You did not use a "key" name with the "="

ie... Drive=D:-= ID10T =-=D:-= ID10T =-

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This worked... Just put your stuff at the end

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
 
Example()
 
Func Example()
    ; Create an INI section structure as a string.
    Local $sSection = "Title=AutoIt" & @CRLF & "Version=" & @AutoItVersion & @CRLF & "OS=D:\-= ID10T =-=D:\-= ID10T =-"
 
    ; Write the string to the section labelled 'General'.
    IniWriteSection(@TempDir & "\Example.ini", "General", $sSection)
 
    ; Read the INI section labelled 'General'. This will return a 2 dimensional array.
    Local $aArray = IniReadSection(@TempDir & "\Example.ini", "General")
 
    ; Check if an error occurred.
    If Not @error Then
        ; Enumerate through the array displaying the keys and their respective values.
        For $i = 1 To $aArray[0][0]
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Key: " & $aArray[$i][0] & @CRLF & "Value: " & $aArray[$i][1])
        Next
    EndIf
 
    ; Delete the INI file.
    FileDelete(@TempDir & "\Example.ini")
EndFunc   ;==>Example
 

You did not use a "key" name with the "="

ie... Drive=D:-= ID10T =-=D:-= ID10T =-

8)

thx valuator - i guess my example was a bit foobar cause i was trying to save data as the key being a file name and the value being the path (or in the case of a folder they would both be the path - either way any = in the key would jack it up - i guess easier would be leave the key as static words and just string split the value to get the file name / path - thx


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

FYI, SQLite is much simpler to setup and use with AutoIt than MySQL.

That and guess what: it's primilarly aimed at being a flexible, convenient and efficient application data container.

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i think i'm gonna scrap trying to write to ini files and try sqlite - i remembered why i needed the key to be the actual file name - inidelete can only delete by key not value >_< such a pita


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