phatzilla

Optimizing array difference search speed (or other solutions welcome!)

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi gang,

I'm in a bit of a pickle here, the gist of it is that i have one "main" file with ~200k lines, and literally hundreds of other files each ranging from 1k - 100k lines.

I need to go through each of the "other" files and (separately) compare them to the "main" file, and save the differences between the two (no duplicates)

 

The issue is that each comparison (especially if the "other" file has 50+ k lines) takes over a minute each... 

Is there anyway to cut this time down? As far as i know im using the most optimized array difference script


Here's a rough mockup of the script im currently using

note: the main file has all unique lines, and the "other" files wont ever have any lines that *DO NOT* appear in the main file, if that helps

#include <array.au3>
#include <file.au3>



global $info_file
global $compare_file
global $Differece

$info_file = FileReadToArray("info-file(200k lines).txt")




$compare_file = FileReadToArray("compare-file(100k lines).txt")




$Differece = _Diff($info_file, $compare_file, 0) ; get the difference between 2 arrays, NO duplicates
_ArrayDisplay($Differece)







;=================================================
; Function Name:   _Diff($Set1, $Set2 [, $GetAll=0 [, $Delim=Default]])
; Description::    Find values in $Set1 that do not occur in $Set2
; Parameter(s):    $Set1    set 1 (1D-array or delimited string)
;                  $Set2    set 2 (1D-array or delimited string)
;      optional:   $GetAll  0 - only one occurence of every difference are shown (Default)
;                           1 - all differences are shown, allowing duplicates
;      optional:   $Delim   Delimiter for strings (Default use the separator character set by Opt("GUIDataSeparatorChar") )
; Return Value(s): Succes   1D-array of values from $Set1 that do not occur in $Set2
;                  Failure  -1  @error  set, that was given as array, isn't 1D-array
; Note:            Comparison is case-sensitive! - i.e. Number 9 is different to string '9'!
; Author(s):       BugFix (bugfix@autoit.de) Modified by ParoXsitiC for Faster _Diff (Formally _GetIntersection)
;=================================================
Func _Diff(ByRef $Set1, ByRef $Set2, $GetAll = 0, $Delim = Default)
    Local $o1 = ObjCreate("System.Collections.ArrayList")
    Local $o2 = ObjCreate("System.Collections.ArrayList")
    Local $oDiff1 = ObjCreate("System.Collections.ArrayList")
    Local $tmp, $i
    If $GetAll <> 1 Then $GetAll = 0
    If $Delim = Default Then $Delim = Opt("GUIDataSeparatorChar")
    If Not IsArray($Set1) Then
        If Not StringInStr($Set1, $Delim) Then
            $o1.Add($Set1)
        Else
            $tmp = StringSplit($Set1, $Delim, 1)
            For $i = 1 To UBound($tmp) - 1
                $o1.Add($tmp[$i])
            Next
        EndIf
    Else
        If UBound($Set1, 0) > 1 Then Return SetError(1, 0, -1)
        For $i = 0 To UBound($Set1) - 1
            $o1.Add($Set1[$i])
        Next
    EndIf

    If Not IsArray($Set2) Then
        If Not StringInStr($Set2, $Delim) Then
            $o2.Add($Set2)
        Else
            $tmp = StringSplit($Set2, $Delim, 1)
            For $i = 1 To UBound($tmp) - 1
                $o2.Add($tmp[$i])
            Next
        EndIf
    Else
        If UBound($Set2, 0) > 1 Then Return SetError(1, 0, -1)
        For $i = 0 To UBound($Set2) - 1
            $o2.Add($Set2[$i])
        Next
    EndIf

    For $tmp In $o1
        If Not $o2.Contains($tmp) And ($GetAll Or Not $oDiff1.Contains($tmp)) Then $oDiff1.Add($tmp)
    Next

    If $oDiff1.Count <= 0 Then Return 0

    Local $aOut[$oDiff1.Count]
    $i = 0
    For $tmp In $oDiff1
        $aOut[$i] = $tmp
        $i += 1
    Next
    Return $aOut
EndFunc   ;==>_Diff

 

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Merge the 2 arrays into one, then run that merged array through _ArrayUnique to get the array with no repeats.


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You could directly try Scripting.Dictionary , see here
 

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_ArrayUnique uses a scripting dictionary

 


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

BrewManNH,

Will _arrayunique remove ALL duplicate entries?   If i recall, it simply keeps one of the entries.

If you run:

1
3
3
2

through _arrayunique, you'll get

1
3
2

I need it to be
1
2
 

 

 

What i need is a new array that's the difference between "main file" and "other file".

So if main file array is

2
1
4
5
3

and other file array is

2
3
1

new array should be

4
5

 

In other words, i dont want to preserve any instances of the duplicate lines.  the _Diff function achieves this, but i need to get it a bit faster, if possible...

Or, failing that, a new solution.

 

Edited by phatzilla

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What's in the files that you're comparing between the 2? What do some of the entries look like? I personally would sort the array to be searched and then use _ArrayBinarySearch to quickly search the array for any entries that are duplicates. I'd need a sample of a couple of files you're comparing, even generic ones that the format is similar to what you're working with, I can probably create something that will do this very fast. Using objects on arrays probably isn't very efficient.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

They are text files.

Each line is about 100-120 chars in length alphanumeric

Edited by phatzilla

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

_ArrayUnique uses a scripting dictionary

I know, I said directly because the OP asked for "save the differences between the two"  and _ArrayUnique doesn't do that

Edited by mikell

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How do lines differ, typically? Are they 99% the same or much more random? Are the differences located near the head, near the tail or can they differ anywhere in between?

This can dramatically change the speed of comparisons. Have you tried comparing the hash of the strings (MD5 will do here): comparing MD5s is pretty fast.

Depending on actual contents, SQLite might prove useful for your use case.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Actually, i just adjusted my script based on mikells suggestion....



 

global $a = FileReadToArray("info-file(200k lines).txt")
global $b = FileReadToArray("compare-file(100k lines).txt")

Local $sda = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
Local $sdb = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
Local $sdc = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")

For $i In $a
    $sda.Item($i)
Next
For $i In $b
    $sdb.Item($i)
Next

For $i In $a
    If $sdb.Exists($i) Then $sdc.Item($i)
Next
$asd3 = $sdc.Keys()

For $i In $asd3
    If $sda.Exists($i) Then $sda.Remove($i)
    If $sdb.Exists($i) Then $sdb.Remove($i)
Next
$asd1 = $sda.Keys()
$asd2 = $sdb.Keys()

_ArrayDisplay($asd1, "$asd1")
_ArrayDisplay($asd2, "$asd2")
_ArrayDisplay($asd3, "$asd3")


Now this is much faster... $ASD1 is the only array that i need as it contains the lines that are *ONLY* found in "info" file (because the "other" compare file will never contain any lines that aren't found in info file).  Is there any way to speed this script up?  I dont really need the other 2 new arrays asd2,asd3.  asd1 contains all the information i need.

Edited by phatzilla

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a  small doubt. You people see the above code ?. Is this safe to use the same variable name twice or thrice in the same script ?. I mean "$i". 

Edit - Never mind i got the answer. 

Edited by kcvinu

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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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kcvinu,

To answer your question for any later readers: Yes, it is quite safe to use the same variable name in several For...Next loops as long as each loop is entirely separate and has terminated before the next one starts. If there is any overlap or nesting then the loop count variables must be differentiated.

M23

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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In this case you can spare significant steps:

Local $a = FileReadToArray("info-file(200k lines).txt")
Local $sda = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")

For $i In $a
    $sda.Item($i)
Next

; for each "compare-file" do
; see _FileListToArray and friends

    ; also $a content is no more needed,
    ; we reuse it for all target files
    $a = FileReadToArray("compare-file(100k lines).txt")

    For $i In $a
        If $sda.Exists($i) Then $sda.Remove($i)
    Next
; next file

Local $asd1 = $sda.Keys()
$sda = 0
_ArrayDisplay($asd1, "$asd1")

 


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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@Melba23 Thank you for the clarification. 


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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kcvinu,
Note also that the $i is declared as Local in the For loop (Thus Saith The Help File) but keeps its last value as long as it is not re-used

For $i = 1 to 10
   If $i = 5 Then Exitloop
Next
;...
Msgbox(0,"", $i)

:)

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Problem is solved!(for now).  Thank you for everyones help....  Got the time down to ~10 seconds max for the biggest files

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phatzilla,

Just for grins can you run your largest files through the following.  I'm interested in comparing the results to the dictionary method...

#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <sqlite.au3>
#include <array.au3>

Local $sSQLiteMod = 'C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\install\Extras\SQLite\sqlite3.exe'

; do NOT use AutoIt macros for the next two file names

Local $sMasterFile = "fully.qualified.filename" ; your file with ALL entries
Local $sDetailFile = "fully.qualified.filename" ; your file with SOME entries

$st = TimerInit()

Local $sIn = 'create table if not exists mstr (c1);' & _
        'create table if not exists det (c1);' & _
        @CRLF & '.import ' & $sMasterFile & ' MSTR' & _
        @CRLF & '.import ' & $sDetailFile & ' DET' & _
        @CRLF & 'SELECT DISTINCT c1 FROM mstr WHERE c1 Not IN (SELECT DISTINCT c1 FROM det);'

Local $Out = _TempFile()
Local $in = _TempFile()

FileWrite($in, $sIn)

Local $sCmd = @ComSpec & ' /c "' & $sSQLiteMod & '" < ' & $in & ' > ' & $Out
Local $pid = RunWait($sCmd, @WorkingDir, @SW_HIDE)
ProcessWaitClose($pid)
ConsoleWrite('Time to find entries unique to mstr = ' & Round(TimerDiff($st) / 1000, 3) & ' seconds' & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite(StdoutRead($pid) & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite('! out ' & @CRLF & FileRead($Out) & @CRLF)

FileDelete($Out)
FileDelete($in)

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Hmm, i dont seem to have sqlite3.exe

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

For this kind of handling, which requires to be fast enough, I use an external program from the CoreUtils for Windows (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/coreutils.htm) : uniq.exe. This tool can quickly extract/remove duplicate lines in a text file. In your case, you just have to put the 2 file contents in 1 file and remove the duplicates (it requires the file to be sorted first)

So, using the same idea than BrewManNH with _ArrayUniq, you can do something like this :

#Include <Array.au3>

Local $sMainFile = @ScriptDir & "\mainFile.txt"
Local $sPartialFile = @ScriptDir & "\secondFile.txt"

Local $sTempFile = @ScriptDir & "\tempFile.txt", $sResultFile = @ScriptDir & "\resultFile.txt"

; Concatenate the 2 files in 1
Local $sfile = FileWrite($sTempFile, FileRead($sMainFile) & FileRead($sPartialFile) )

; Sort the file and then remove all duplicate lines
RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c sort "' & $sTempFile & '" | uniq -u > "' & $sResultFile & '"', "C:\Program Files (x86)\GnuWin32\bin", @SW_HIDE)
FileDelete($sTempFile)

Local $aResult = FileReadToArray($sResultFile)
_ArrayDisplay($aResult)

I know the problem is solved, but maybe someone else could be interested by this method...

Edited by jguinch
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      Local $aFoo = [0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,19,20,23,24,26,30,35,39,40,41] Local $aBar = [0,1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,21,24,25,26,27,34,35,38,40] ParallelExponetialSearch($aFoo, $aBar) ; Compares two lists - returning positive matches. Each input array must be unique (individually) and in alphabetical order. Func ParallelExponetialSearch($aFoo, $aBar) Local $sFind, _ $iMin_F = -1, $iMax_F = UBound($aFoo) -1, $Lo_F = $iMin_F, $Hi_F, _ $iMin_B = -1, $iMax_B = UBound($aBar) -1, $Lo_B = $iMin_B, $Hi_B While $iMin_F < $iMax_F And $iMin_B < $iMax_B ; Toggle Arrays - Which array has most untested elements? This is the one we want to search next, ; so we can bypass more comparisons because (in theory) mismatches have a greater chance of being skipped. If $iMax_F - $iMin_F >= $iMax_B - $iMin_B Then ; $aFoo has more (or an equal number of) untested elements $Hi_F = $iMax_F $iMin_B += 1 $sFind = $aBar[$iMin_B] While $Lo_F < $Hi_F ; search $aFoo For $i = 0 To Floor(Log($Hi_F - $Lo_F) / Log(2)) $Lo_F = $iMin_F + 2^$i If $aFoo[$Lo_F] = $sFind Then $iMin_F = $Lo_F ; each match should be added to the output [perhaps an array] ConsoleWrite($sFind & " found at $aFoo[" & $Lo_F & "] = $aBar[" & $iMin_B & "]" & @LF) ExitLoop 2 ElseIf $aFoo[$Lo_F] > $sFind Then $Hi_F = $Lo_F -1 $iMin_F += Floor(2^($i -1)) $Lo_F = $iMin_F ContinueLoop 2 EndIf Next $iMin_F = $Lo_F ; minimum increment is one WEnd Else ; $aBar has more untested elements $Hi_B = $iMax_B $iMin_F += 1 $sFind = $aFoo[$iMin_F] While $Lo_B < $Hi_B ; search $aBar For $i = 0 To Floor(Log($Hi_B - $Lo_B) / Log(2)) $Lo_B = $iMin_B + 2^$i If $aBar[$Lo_B] = $sFind Then $iMin_B = $Lo_B ; each match should be added to the output [perhaps an array] ConsoleWrite($sFind & " found at $aFoo[" & $iMin_F & "] = $aBar[" & $Lo_B & "]" & @LF) ExitLoop 2 ElseIf $aBar[$Lo_B] > $sFind Then $Hi_B = $Lo_B -1 $iMin_B += Floor(2^($i -1)) $Lo_B = $iMin_B ContinueLoop 2 EndIf Next $iMin_B = $Lo_B ; minimum increment is one WEnd EndIf WEnd EndFunc ;==> ParallelExponetialSearch I hope this will be useful to someone. I believe it deserved a thread of its own!
    • RC86
      By RC86
      Afternoon!
      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!
    • 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
    • Jibberish
      By Jibberish
      I am working on a Video Player Test Script. I am reading a text file into a 3d array to be displayed in a GUI.
      Array Content:
      [x][0]FileName.mp4
      [x][1]UsageCount -> Up to a 4 digit number
      [x][2]EnableUsageCount (True/False)
      In the GUI the user can check the filename box, edit the number of usages and check EnableUsageCount to turn on the UsageCount control using the UsageCount number for the maximum number of plays.
      To make this easier to deal with I have removed the EnableUsageCount section, and am just concentrating on getting a method to put the edited (or unchanged) UsageCount in the array. Currently nothing is read into the array, due to my using the wrong method in the Case statement.
      Here are code snippets of what I am trying to do:
      ; Snippets from script ; I read the text file at the bottom and put the .mp4 filenames in $aManifest[x][0] and UsageCount in $aManifest[x][1] ; Then I create a GUI to display the .mp4 filenames with checkboxes and the UsageCount to the right. UsageCount is editable by the user. ; If the filename is checked, I want to read the filename into $aCheckedVideos[x][0] and the updated UsageCount in $aCheckedVideos[x][1] ; The GUICtrlRead($aVideoName[$i]) with Case $GUI_CHECKED & UNCHECKED works for the checkboxes ; This section puts the filenames in the GUI with a checkbox For $i = 0 to $iMMCount Step 1 $sMP4Text = $aManifest[$i][0] $iMP4Length = StringLen($sMP4Text) $aVideoName[$i] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($sMP4Text,$iLeft, $iTop) $iTop += 30 Next ; This section reads numbers from the Manifest array, and I want to be able to change the number and have them saved. ; So the Case $GUI_CHECKED & UNCHECKED won't work here, and I can't figure out what I should be doing here. For $i = 0 to $iMMCount Step 1 $sUsageText = $aManifest[$i][1] $aUsageCount[$i] = GUICtrlCreateInput($sUsageText,$iLeft, $iTop, 50,18, $GUI_DOCKAUTO) GUICtrlSetPos($aUsageCount[$i],200) $iTop += 30 Next While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit Case $idCloseGUI For $i = 0 To $iMMNewCount Step 1 Switch GUICtrlRead($aVideoName[$i]) Case $GUI_CHECKED $aCheckedVideos[$i][0] = $aManifest[$i][0] ; If checked, I put the results into a two D array Case $GUI_UNCHECKED ; where Video Name is $aCheckedVideos[x][0] EndSwitch Switch GUICtrlRead($aUsageCounter[$i]) Case $GUI_CHECKED $aCheckedVideos[$i][1] = $aUsageCount[$i] ;I want to put the text (numbers) in $aCheckedVideos[x][1] Case $GUI_UNCHECKED ;but what is returned is blank, probably due to EndSwitch ; $GUI_CHECKED being the wrong thing. Next ExitLoop EndSwitch WEnd ;The txt file I'm reading has the following: ;~ /** Title #1: Big Buck Bunny 1080p **/ ;~ "Name": "Big Buck Bunny", ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\bbb_1080_60s.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 9999, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\bbb_1080_60s_enc1.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 45, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\bbb_1080_60s_enc1.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 2, ;~ /** Title #2: Tears of Steel 4K **/ ;~ "Name": "Tears of Steel 4K", ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\tos_4K_60s_HEVC.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 9876, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\tos_4K_60s_HEVC_enc2.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 0, ;~ "URI": "..\\MediaFiles\\tos_4K_60s_HEVC_enc2.mp4", ;~ "UsageCount": 5, I am certain that the section
                          Switch GUICtrlRead($aUsageCounter[$i])
                              Case $GUI_CHECKED
                                  $aCheckedVideos[$i][1] = $aUsageCount[$i]    ;I want to put the text (numbers) in $aCheckedVideos[x][1]
                              Case $GUI_UNCHECKED                                ;but what is returned is blank, probably due to
                          EndSwitch                                            ; $GUI_CHECKED being the wrong thing.

      is wrong, and this is what I am looking for help with. Instead of $GUI_CHECKED what should I be looking for?
      The worst part of this is I had this working late last night, and then lost my changes and cannot for the life of me remember how I had this working.
      Help is truly appreciated!
      Jibberish