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autoit with compare text

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Hi All,

 

I'm newbie on AutoIt, I doing the practices with it and I had idea to cut off time on daily jobs such as below

1. Set auto start the autoit on Window Task Scheduler

 2. Open text file

Run('C:\Users\IO04\Desktop\test.txt')
_WinWaitActivate("test.txt - Notepad","")

3.check text file if text is ABC at
MouseMove(12,70)
MouseDown("left")
MouseMove(37,70)
MouseUp("left")

equal with ABC (hard code on AutoIT ) then process Close text file

else

Sleep(5000)

Endif

I dont know how to compare 2 strings from coordinate like this case. Pls advise

 

test.txt

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It's easier to read the file data and set to a variable. then compare the requiered text.

 

Saludos

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Thanks Danyfirex, I tested some samples on read the file data and set it to variable then compare with hard code text  but it's not useful on my case.  Cos text file must be open then AutoIT will go line by line to check the required text

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Then you're doing it wrong.

Global $aFileText = FileReadToArray(@ScriptDir & "\test.txt")
Global $iLines = @extended
For $I = 0 to $iLines
    If StringInStr($aFileText[$i], "DEF", 0) Then
        MsgBox(0, "Found it", $aFileText[$i])
    EndIf
Next

having AutoIt open the text file and read it is a hell of a lot better than trying to send the mouse around the screen to Notepad and hoping it's in the right place.


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Thanks BrewManNH,

Your code is still read data file (closed file) instead of read data on text file that opened. If text file is opened so I can change value at that position such as: QWE or SDF to run/process another scripts, when I type ABC at that position, AutoIt will close the text file and stop the auto.

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What are you trying to do with this file? Whatever it is, you probably don't need to open it in Notepad to do it.

Try thinking outside your box, automating notepad is a dead end road when you're talking about text files. It is a much better solution to do it without notepad, unless there's something you're doing in notepad that absolutely can't be done without it.


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.

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