NEOhidra

Simplifying a .bat script / migrating it to AutoIt

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I need to work with a file with structure like this:

[Contract]
ContractDate=15.04.2015
ContractNumber=0000325
DoctorFName=FirstName
DoctorSName=LastName

The order may varies. In order to extract names i use this script:

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('%~dp0tools\grep\grep "FName=" Contract.ini') do set "name1=%%A"
echo %name1% > name1.txt
for /f "delims=" %%B in ('%~dp0tools\grep\grep "LName=" Contract.ini') do set "name2=%%B"
echo %name2% > name2.txt
FOR /F "tokens=2 delims== " %%C IN (name1.txt) DO SET "first=%%C"
FOR /F "tokens=2 delims== " %%D IN (name2.txt) DO SET "last=%%D"
del name1.txt
del name2.txt
set fullname=%first% %last%

but can it be simplified by AutoIt?

For the last part i can use

$Return = StringSplit ($string, "=")

in order to extract the string after = but can AutoIt extract these lines instead of grep? Or directly from the file?

If not how can i use grep from AutoIt? The example below doesnt work for me (starting the script from greps folder).

$string = Run('grep.exe "FName=" Contract.ini', "", @SW_HIDE)
$Return = StringSplit ($string, "=")
For $i = 2 to $Return[0]
MsgBox (0, $i, $Return[$i])
Next

 

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NEOhidra,

That looks like a standard ini file format, so IniRead should be able to get the data very easily.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you Melba23! Thats great solution!

I have much more questions but one i doubt will find a solution for is - how to combine two variable? Is there some better solution then:

$fullname = $sFName & ' ' & $sLName

And one last last question. I need to insert the variable content into a text encased in double quotes. But then the variable name will be printed. Is there a way to change that behavior?

Edited by NEOhidra

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?

$var = "string"
$newtext = '"' & 'start ' & $var & ' end' & '"'
Msgbox(0,"", $newtext)

 

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NEOhidra,

That is the required AutoIt syntax for concatenating strings - nothing better!

As to the variable, just concatenate when you want the value:

"The variable value is " & $vVar & " while the variable name is $vVar"

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Thank you for the tips! Whey all work for Msgboxes but not with run. Here is what i am struggling with:

RunWait ( 'sendEmail.exe -f sender@mail.com -t recepient@mail.com -u "Error!" -m "Check " & $fullname & " instalation!" -a processes.txt -s mail.com:25 -xu sender@mail.com -xp passwd', "", @SW_HIDE )

Jugging by your answers AutoIt wont do it i suppose.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

NEOhidra,

Of course it will - you just need to tell it which are the required quotes and which are the string delimiters. Best is to keep the single as delimiters so this should work:

RunWait ( 'sendEmail.exe -f sender@mail.com -t recepient@mail.com -u "Error!" -m "Check "' & $fullname & '" instalation!" -a processes.txt -s mail.com:25 -xu sender@mail.com -xp passwd', "", @SW_HIDE )

M23

 

Edited by Melba23
Wrong box

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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@Melba23

Thank you once more! Now AutoIt works fine.

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