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t11wright

Here is a picture about what I say.

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I want to write a script that opens this text file and at first line finds url and the title then writes them to another 2 independent boxes, then comes to text file second line.. .. ..

How I can seperate a line to url and text with autoit?

Sorry for bad english.

EDIT: where the watch?v=H2BU1NCAOIM ends is Column 44.

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BrewManNH

You'll notice that each "column" is exactly the same length. So the easiest thing to do would be to use a StringLeft to get the first column and a StringRight to get the second one. You could get complicated and use a RegEx, but for this text you really don't need it. You would read each line using FileReadLine. Something like this should get you started.

 

#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $sFilePath = "youtube.txt"
    ; Open the file for reading and store the handle to a variable.
    Local $hFileOpen = FileOpen($sFilePath, $FO_READ)
    If $hFileOpen = -1 Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "An error occurred when reading the file.")
        Return 
    EndIf
    While 1
        $Text = FileReadLine($hFileOpen)
        If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
        $sURL = StringLeft($Text, 44)
        $sTitle = StringMid($Text, 45)
        ; do something with the URL and title text here
    WEnd
    
    ; Close the handle returned by FileOpen.
    FileClose($hFileOpen)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

 

Edited by BrewManNH
forgot a line

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t11wright

Thank you a lot! You are a life saver :D

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BrewManNH

BTW, I changed the StringRight to a StringMid in the example script I posted, I realized it was a much better option for the second column because it was a variable length compared to the first column.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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