beachtech

Send clipboard contents line by line

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I need to be able to copy a long (100ish) list of 12 digit number like this to the clipboard like this:

123456789012

234567890123

345678901234

and have a script send each number, then a space, then the next number on the list, a space, etc. to a website form.

I knew Autoit2 very well, but not so much with Autoit3.  In Autoit2 I did something similar with a text file and the FileGetLine (if I remember correctly) to get each line of the file.  If I can just skip the step of making a text file and just have the script pull it from the clipboard, that would be awesome.

Thank you!

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Local $sFormattedString = StringReplace(FileRead(@ScriptDir & "\My12DigitFile.txt"), @CRLF, " ")

MsgBox("", "Replaced {@CRLF} With {Space}", $sFormattedString)

#2

Local $sFormattedString = StringReplace(ClipGet(), @CRLF, " ")

MsgBox("", "Replaced {@CRLF} With {Space}", $sFormattedString)

#3

Local $aFileContent = FileReadToArray(@ScriptDir & "\My12DigitFile.txt")
Local $sFormattedString

For $i = 0 to UBound($aFileContent) - 1
    $sFormattedString &= $aFileContent[$i] & ($i = UBound($aFileContent) - 1 ? "" : " ")
Next

MsgBox("", "Replaced {@CRLF} With {Space}", $sFormattedString)

You can then put the correct string in the clipboard (ClipPut($sFormattedString)) or used Send (I'd recommend controlsend instead)

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I may have not communicated this correctly.  I want to know HOW I send the clipboard contents line-by-line?  Instead of the script sending the entire list of number (trying to populate them into one field on a web form) I want it to send each line of the clipboard separately (like a FileReadLine).

Can you do a FileReadLIne on a Clipboard?

Edited by beachtech

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Simple, don't use the clipboard at all. Use FileReadLine and do the manipulation you need to the data.


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2 hours ago, BrewManNH said:

Simple, don't use the clipboard at all. Use FileReadLine and do the manipulation you need to the data.

Yes, I know that is an option.  Problem is I will be doing this dozens of times a day.  I would have to update the data file every time.  When I saw you can send items from the clipboard, I thought that will save me time.  Thanks.

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