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Problem Writing Array to Excel

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Hello Autoit Scripters,

Using Autoit v3.3.14.1 in Windows 7, I'm trying to write an array of X rows by 34 columns to an Excel 2000 sheet as follows:

_Excel_RangeWrite ($workbook, $newsheet, $outarray)

It only works up to 160 rows. An array longer than that writes nothing or hangs the system. This needs to work with up to about 32,000 rows. I've displayed $outarray right before the writing function, and it's perfect. I searched around and found an alternative to _Excel_RangeWrite that uses a different approach based on that COM stuff. It gives the same problem! The problem doesn't appear to be affected by how much data is stored in the array, only the number of rows. I must be overlooking something, like maybe a system setting. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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What is the return value and the value of @error and @extended after _Excel_RangeWrite?


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wiretwister,

This works for me...

#include <array.au3>
#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aArray[32000][34], $st = timerinit()

For $i = 0 To UBound($aArray) - 1
    For $j = 0 To UBound($aArray, 2) - 1
        $aArray[$i][$j] = StringFormat('%05i - %02i', $i, $j)
    Next
Next

ConsoleWrite('Time to populate array = ' & round(timerdiff($st)/1000,3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)
$st = timerinit()

Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open(false)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

$oBook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel, 1)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

_Excel_RangeWrite($oBook, Default, $aArray)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

ConsoleWrite('Time to populate spreadsheet = ' & round(timerdiff($st)/1000,3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)

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Although it takes awhile.  See log...

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel.au3" /UserParams    
+>03:42:13 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.15.729.1555.0 SciTE v.3.5.4.0   Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1  CPU:X64 OS:X64    Environment(Language:0409)
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 
>Running AU3Check (3.3.14.1)  from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3  input:C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel.au3
+>03:42:13 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.14.1):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel.au3"    
--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
Time to populate array = 9.363 seconds
0 - 1
0 - 0
0 - 0
Time to populate spreadsheet = 945.006 seconds
+>03:58:08 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>03:58:08 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 955.6

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Excel 200 has an undocumented limit of 5641 cells that can be processed using the transpose method.
Try

_Excel_RangeWrite($workbook, $newsheet, $outarray, Default, Default, True)

This forces the UDF to bypass the transpose method (and its limitations) and use function _ArrayTranspose.

 

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Details about Excel up to version 2000 can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/177991

What I have found so far:
Excel 95   - 5461 cells
Excel 97   - 5461 cells
Excel 2000 - 5461 cells
Excel 2002 - 65536 rows (tested by kylomas with an [65537][2] array)
Excel 2003 - 65536 rows (because Excel 2002 and Excel 2010 have the same limit)
Excel 2007 - 65536 rows (because Excel 2002 and Excel 2010 have the same limit)
Excel 2010 - 65536 rows (tested myself with an [65537][1] array)
Excel 2013 - ?

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@water - Why did my code above work?


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I have no idea. Maybe it is caused by the way the COM error handler has changed.
Could you test your script with AutoIt 3.3.12.0 to check we get the same results?


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@water - I ran it initially with the workbook visible.  When it finished I navigated to the bottom (row 31999 X 34 columns = appx. 1.08 million cells).  Where did the numbers you posted come from?  And, why is transposition an issue?

 


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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

@water - Uninstalled 3.3.14+...installed 3.3.12...running this code...

#include <array.au3>
#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aArray[32000][34], $st = timerinit()

For $i = 0 To UBound($aArray) - 1
    For $j = 0 To UBound($aArray, 2) - 1
        $aArray[$i][$j] = StringFormat('%05i - %02i', $i, $j)
    Next
Next

ConsoleWrite('Time to populate array = ' & round(timerdiff($st)/1000,3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)
$st = timerinit()

Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

$oBook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel, 1)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

_Excel_RangeWrite($oBook, Default, $aArray)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

ConsoleWrite('Time to populate spreadsheet = ' & round(timerdiff($st)/1000,3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)

with this result...

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel.au3" /UserParams    
+>05:44:04 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.15.729.1555.0 SciTE v.3.5.4.0   Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1  CPU:X64 OS:X64    Environment(Language:0409)
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 
>Running AU3Check (3.3.12.0)  from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3  input:C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel.au3
+>05:44:05 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.12.0):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel.au3"    
--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
Time to populate array = 15.803 seconds
0 - 0
0 - 0
0 - 0
Time to populate spreadsheet = 931.578 seconds
+>05:59:53 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>05:59:53 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 949

Note - I changed the open back to "visible" to check that the entire spreadsheet was written.  I was able to scroll to the bottom (row 31999) with no problem.

While running the screen does blank out several times and the excel window shows "...not responding..." occasionally.

Hope this helps,

kylomas

edit: my version of excel is 2002 SP3

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Unfortunately transposing is needed because Excel treats the rows of the array as columns and the columns as rows.
Check this code where transposing has been omitted:

#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aArray[3][5] = [[10, 20, 30, 40, 50], [11, 21, 31, 41, 51], [12, 22, 32, 42, 52]]
Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
Local $oBook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel, 1)
$oBook.Activesheet.Range("A1:C5").Value = $aArray

 

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I have learned it the hard way when rewriting the Excel UDF that there is a limit on the transpose method.
Unfortunately you do not find too much reliable information when searching MSDN or the web.


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I searched the web high and low and couldn't find any information about the transpose limit in Excel 2002.
Maybe the limit was already lifted to 65536 rows?
Could you please run the following test with 65536 and 65537 rows in the array?

#include <array.au3>
#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aArray[65536][2] ; <=== Change to 65537 for the second test!
Loca $st = timerinit()

For $i = 0 To UBound($aArray) - 1
    For $j = 0 To UBound($aArray, 2) - 1
        $aArray[$i][$j] = StringFormat('%05i - %02i', $i, $j)
    Next
Next

ConsoleWrite('Time to populate array = ' & round(timerdiff($st)/1000,3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)
$st = timerinit()

Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

$oBook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel, 1)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

_Excel_RangeWrite($oBook, Default, $aArray)
ConsoleWrite(@error & ' - ' & @extended & @CRLF)

ConsoleWrite('Time to populate spreadsheet = ' & round(timerdiff($st)/1000,3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)

 


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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Maybe in topic #6 you mean "rows", not "cells".

I will run your test when I get back by my pc...

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For Excel 95, Excel 97 and Excel 2000 it is 5461 cells as described in the KB article I mentioned.
In Excel 2010 it is 65536 rows because it doesn't matter how many columns the array has I tested with.

For Excel 2002, 2003 and 2007 it is still undefined in my opinion. For Excel 2007 I somewhere read that it was 65536 cells, but this could be wrong.

As your script works with Excel 2002 and 34000 rows it might me that the limit was already lifted to 65536 rows with this Excel version. The tests with 65536 and 65537 rows with Excel 2002 should show how it works.


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@water - Results from the two test runs...

Results from 1ST run...
>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel test#1.au3" /UserParams    

+>18:31:20 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.15.729.1555.0 SciTE v.3.5.4.0   Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1  CPU:X64 OS:X64    Environment(Language:0409)
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 

>Running AU3Check (3.3.14.1)  from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3  input:C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel test#1.au3
+>18:31:21 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.14.1):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel test#1.au3"    
--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
Time to populate array = 1.274 seconds
0 - 1
0 - 0
0 - 0
Time to populate spreadsheet = 11.456 seconds
+>18:31:34 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>18:31:34 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 13.73



Results from 2ND run...

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel test#1.au3" /UserParams    

+>18:32:36 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.15.729.1555.0 SciTE v.3.5.4.0   Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1  CPU:X64 OS:X64    Environment(Language:0409)
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\ADMIN010\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 

>Running AU3Check (3.3.14.1)  from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3  input:C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel test#1.au3
+>18:32:36 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.14.1):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\ADMIN010\Documents\excel test#1.au3"    
--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
Time to populate array = 1.264 seconds
0 - 1
0 - 0
6 - 169
Time to populate spreadsheet = 0.34 seconds
+>18:32:38 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>18:32:38 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 2.647

 


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That's great. So we now know that the 65536 rows limit was implemented with Excel 2002 :)
But it still doesn't explain, why the OPs script fails :(


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How do you populate your array? Do you query a database, Active Directory or some other systems which might return Null or cells with data longer 255 characters?


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That's great. So we now know that the 65536 rows limit was implemented with Excel 2002 :)
But it still doesn't explain, why the OPs script fails :(

Indeed, now we need to see the code that fails.  That was my point, albeit vague, in posting working code in topic #4. 


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      I have a requirement to return both a string and an array from a function so as a result I put them both into an array and returned that.  I can access them in their entirety after returning them but then I can't seem to access the array elements after this.  Should I be able to or is there a prettier way?
      #include <Array.au3> ;Memory info returned as a string and an array $memoryInfo = _getMemoryInfo() msgbox(0,"Memory Info",$memoryInfo[0]) _ArrayDisplay($memoryInfo[1],"Memory as an Array") Local $newArray[7] $memoryInfo[1] = $newArray msgbox(0,"Test element",$newArray[0]) _ArrayDisplay($newArray) Func _getMemoryInfo() Local $newArray[7] Local $array = MemGetStats() $newArray[0] = $array[0] ;% of memory in use $newArray[1] = Round($array[1]/1024 * 0.001,2) ;Total physical RAM $newArray[2] = Round($array[2]/1024 * 0.001,2) ;Availaible physical RAM $newArray[3] = Round($array[3]/1024 * 0.001,2) ;Total pagefile $newArray[4] = Round($array[4]/1024 * 0.001,2) ;Available pagefile $newArray[5] = Round($array[5]/1024 * 0.001,2) ;Total virtual $newArray[6] = Round($array[6]/1024 * 0.001,2) ;Available virtual $memoryUsage = $newArray[1] - $newarray[2] $pagefileUsage = $newArray[3] - $newarray[4] ;Output/Return Local $returnArray[2] $returnArray[0] = "Memory: " & $memoryUsage & " GB/" & $newArray[1] & " GB " & @CRLF & "Pagefile: " & $pagefileUsage & " GB/" & $newArray[3] & " GB " $returnArray[1] = $newArray return $returnArray EndFunc A bit messy but hopefully it's understandable what I'm trying to achieve.
      Thanks!
    • breakbadsp
      By breakbadsp
      I  want to create a excel file from my script if it does not exist.
      _ExcelBookOpen throws error=2 if file does not exist, after this error i want to create new file at this point.
      can i use _FileCreate()?
      _Logger($sLogPath, "{INFO}------: Opening Excel File: " & $sExcelPath& "") While 1 Local $oExcelTestResult = _ExcelBookOpen($sExcelPath) If @error = 2 Then If not _FileCreate($sResExcelPath) Then MsgBox(0, "Error", "Error In Opening REsult Excel File: Error: " & String(@error)) _Logger($sLogPath, "{ERROR}------: Result Excel File does not exist.. tried to create new but :ERROR : " & String(@error) & "") ExitLoop Else _Logger($sLogPath, "{INFO}------: Result Excel File does not exist.. **Created New**: ") EndIf Else ExitLoop EndIf WEnd  
    • Jibberish
      By Jibberish
      I am having difficulties getting updated results from GUICtrlCreateInput. I wrote a small script to demonstrate what I am trying to do.
      This script reads a text file into an array and displays the Name and Number from the text file.
      The user can check a name and change the number, and the results are displayed in _ArrayDisplay.
      Only the Checked names are displayed in their original position. This is necessary for future
      plumbing.
      The problem with this script is the original number is returned, not the changed number. I cannot
      figure out how to get the updated number to be displayed.
      ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; This script reads a text file into an array and displays the Name and Number from the text file. ; The user can check a name and change the number, and the results are displayed in _ArrayDisplay. ; Only the Checked names are displayed in their original position. This is necessary for future ; plumbing. ; ; The problem with this script is the original number is returned, not the changed number. I cannot ; figure out how to get the updated number to be displayed. ; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #include-once #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <array.au3> #include <Date.au3> #include <WinAPIFiles.au3> #include <AutoItConstants.au3> #include <Misc.au3> #include <File.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> Local $iMax = 6 ;Default number of Videos - 1 for the array counter Dim $aTextFile[$iMax][2] ; [start with 5 entries][Name, Number] Don't get confused! [Row][Column] Local $i = 0 Local $iLeft = 30 Local $iTop = 30 Local $sName Local $sNumber Local $aArray Local $iMaxCol = 5 Local $iRow = 0 Local $iCol = 0 Local $aNumberCount[$iMaxCol][2] $aArray1 = ReadFile() $aNamesNumbers = DisplayNames($aArray1) _ArrayDisplay($aNamesNumbers) ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; ReadFile() places the contents of the NameNumber.txt file in an array ; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Func ReadFile() Local $sFileData = @ScriptDir & "\NameNumber.txt" Local $iStrReturn = 0 Local $aArrayFile Local $aTextFile[$iMaxCol][2] Local $aName Local $sCheckBox1 Const $iL = 10 ; Count from Left for GUI so all buttons line up Local $sFill Local $iA = 0, $iN = 0 ; Put the Names into an Array _FileReadToArray($sFileData, $aArrayFile) For $iA = 0 To $aArrayFile[0] ; Step through the array looking for Names If StringInStr($aArrayFile[$iA], "Name:") Then $aName = StringSplit($aArrayFile[$iA],":") $sFill = $aName[2] If UBound($aTextFile) <= $iRow Then ; Resize the array when $iRow is equal to the element count in the array to prevent subscript error ReDim $aTextFile[UBound($aTextFile) + 1][$iMaxCol] EndIf $aTextFile[$iRow][$iCol] = $sFill $iRow += 1 EndIf Next $iCol = 1 $iRow = 0 $sFill = "" For $iA = 1 To $aArrayFile[0] ; Step through the array looking for Numbers If StringInStr($aArrayFile[$iA], "Number:") Then $aName = StringSplit($aArrayFile[$iA],":") $sFill = $aName[2] If UBound($aTextFile) <= $iRow Then ; Resize the array when $iRow is equal to the element count in the array to prevent subscript error ReDim $aTextFile[UBound($aTextFile) + 1][$iMaxCol] EndIf $aTextFile[$iRow][$iCol] = $sFill $iRow += 1 EndIf Next Return $aTextFile EndFunc ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Display the Name and Number ; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Func DisplayNames($aArray1) Local $aName[$iMax] Local $aNumbers[$iMax] $iMMCount = UBound($aArray1) $iMMCount -=1 Local $iWidth = 300 Local $iLength = 300;$iMMCount * 30 GUISetFont(12) $hGUI = GUICreate("Edit / Update Number Test", $iWidth, $iLength, -1, -1) GUICtrlCreateLabel(" Name Number",1,5) ;$iTop += 30 ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Display Name with a Checkbox. Only Checked Names should be saved. ; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For $i = 0 to $iMMCount Step 1 $sNameText = $aArray1[$i][0] $iNameLength = StringLen($sNameText) $aName[$i] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($sNameText,$iLeft, $iTop) $iTop += 30 Next ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Display the number from the text file below each name. Allow the user to change the number and display the ; new number. ; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ $iLeft = 60 GUIStartGroup() $iTop = 28 For $i = 0 to $iMMCount Step 1 $sNumberText = $aArray1[$i][1] $aNumberCount[$i][1] = $sNumberText $aNumberCount[$i][0] = GUICtrlCreateInput($sNumberText,$iLeft, $iTop, 50,18, $GUI_DOCKAUTO) GUICtrlSetPos($aNumberCount[$i][0],200) $iTop += 30 Next ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Read the checked names and (possibly updated) number ; ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ $iMMCount = UBound($aNumberCount) $iMMNewCount = $iMMCount - 1 Local $aGUICheckbox[$iMMCount] Local $aCheckedNameNumber[$iMMCount][2] $iLeft = 30 Local $idCloseGUI = GUICtrlCreateButton("Close",$iLeft, $iTop) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit Case $idCloseGUI For $i = 0 To $iMMNewCount Step 1 Switch GUICtrlRead($aName[$i]) Case $GUI_CHECKED $aCheckedNameNumber[$i][0] = $aArray1[$i][0] Case $GUI_UNCHECKED EndSwitch Switch GUICtrlRead($aNumberCount[$i][0]) Case $aCheckedNameNumber[$i][1] = GUICtrlRead($aNumberCount[$i][1]) EndSwitch Next ExitLoop EndSwitch WEnd For $i = 0 to $iMMNewCount step 1 GUICtrlRead($aNumberCount[$i][0]) If $aCheckedNameNumber[$i][0] <> "" Then $aCheckedNameNumber[$i][1] = $aNumberCount[$i][1] EndIf Next GUIDelete($hGUI) Return $aCheckedNameNumber EndFunc This is the text file I am reading. If you want to try this out put the NameNumber.txt file in your script directory. It's attached to the post.
      * This is a dummy file with a Name and Number * The only purpose of this file is to read the updated Number. Name:Taggart Number:916 Name:Mongo Number:90 Name:Hedley Lamarr Number:22 Name:Bart Number:9999 Name:The Waco Kid Number:2244 If I change the number, the original number is displayed at the end, not the updated/modified number. I need the modified number to be displayed.
      Thanks in advance for any assistance!
      Jibberish
      NameNumber.txt