hendrikhe

get name from email address john.smith@dotmail.com

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello AutoIt team,

I got a string saved in an array:

$email[0] = " john.smith@dotmail.com"

and I am trying to copy from  array the firstname and lastname of this email.

and create a variable like:

$name = "john" & " Smith"

I could not find a solution to copy all strings till "." (firstname) and afterwards copy all strings till from "." to "@" (lastname)

 

Maybe I am blind and there is already a function for this :x

 

Best regards

Hendrik

 

Edited by hendrikhe

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

yes always the same . like marta.cruz@touchmail.com

 

firstname"."lastname"@"email.com

Edited by hendrikhe

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StringInStr (Find the period in the string, Find the @ in the string)

StringLeft or StringMid (Get the First name up until the period, Get the last name up until the @)

StringTrimLeft(Remove the first name from the string)

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

StringMid: 

Retrieve x characters from the y position in the string. 

I don´t know how much letters the name has.

Same for StringLeft retrieve x characters from the left of the string

 I know there is a " " space on the left side of the firstname: " "john

and a "@" on the right side of the lastname: smith"@"

Edited by hendrikhe

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$firstNameEnd = StringInStr($email[0], ".")             ; Gets the length of the first name + the period
$firstName = StringMid($email[0], 1, $firstNameEnd - 1) ; Get the name up until the period but not including the period (-1)
$email[0] = StringTrimLeft($email[0], $firstNameEnd)    ; Remove the first name and period from the email string

Same concept for the last name. If you wanted to just have the first and last name in one variable and not have to worry about getting the first and then the last then use StringReplace to replace the "." with a space " " and just do the StringInStr using the "@" (Replacing the "." with " " will format the string as John Smith@dotmail com)

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hmm, yeah I got it. Very nice ideia.

 

I will try tomorrow, sounds like a very good solution!

 

Thank you very much

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Or use StringSplit to split the string at "@":

$sString = "John.Smith@Company.com"
$aTemp = StringSplit($sString, "@")
$sName = StringReplace($aTemp[1], ".", " ")
MsgBox(0, "Name", $sName)

 


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$aTemp = StringSplit($sString, ".@")

Even better than my solution :thumbsup:

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Is it only me that always forgets StringSplit can do that?

As you can see you are not the only one :)

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

Also, a regex way :

$email = " john.smith@dotmail.com"
$name = StringRegExpReplace($email, "([^.]+)\.([^@]+).*", "$1 $2")
; $name = Execute("'" & StringRegExpReplace($name, "\b(\w)", "' & StringUpper('$1') & '") & "'") ; proper case
MsgBox(0, "Name", $name )

 

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I always forget RegExp - intentionally ;)


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Just for fun.

Local $sString = "John.Smith@Company.com"
Local $aTemp[2] = [StringMid($sString,1,StringInStr($sString,".")-1),StringMid($sString,StringInStr($sString,".")+1,StringInStr($sString,"@")-StringInStr($sString,".")-1)]
MsgBox(0, "Name", $aTemp[0] & $aTemp[1])

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#16 ·  Posted (edited)

hendrikhe,
as you can see there are many ways to skin this cat ;)

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <String.au3>

$s = "marta.cruz@touchmail.com"
;$res = Execute("'" & StringRegExpReplace($s, "(\w)(\w+)\.(\w)(\w+)@.*", "' & StringUpper('$1') & '$2 ' & StringUpper('$3') & '$4' & '") & "'")
$res = _StringTitleCase(StringRegExpReplace($s, '(\w+).(\w+).*', "$1 $2"))
Msgbox(0,"", $res)

:D

Edited by mikell

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