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how to split string by space but escape spaces inside quotes

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I have a string like this:

"Video or movie"    "parent"    "Media or entertainment"    "1" "1" "1" "0" "0"

I would like to split it by the spaces but the space inside the quote(both double and single quotes) should be ignored. So the splitted strings should be:

"Video or movie"
"parent"
"Media or entertainment"
"1"

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Something like this?

#include<Array.au3>

Local $x = '"Video or movie"    "parent"    ''Media or entertainment''    "1" "1" "1" "0" "0"'

Local $a = StringRegExp($x, '["''].*?["'']', $STR_REGEXPARRAYGLOBALMATCH)

_ArrayDisplay($a)

 


Roses are FF0000, violets are 0000FF... All my base are belong to you.

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This is a other possible solution:

#include <Array.au3>

$sText='"Video or movie"    "parent"    "Media or entertainment"    "1" "1" "1" "0" "0"'
$aText=StringSplit($sText,'"', $STR_ENTIRESPLIT)
For $i=$aText[0] To 1 Step -1
    If StringStripWS($aText[$i],8)='' Then _ArrayDelete($aText,$i)
Next
$aText[0]=UBound($aText)-1
_ArrayDisplay($aText)

 

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1 hour ago, SadBunny said:

Something like this?

#include<Array.au3>

Local $x = '"Video or movie"    "parent"    ''Media or entertainment''    "1" "1" "1" "0" "0"'

Local $a = StringRegExp($x, '["''].*?["'']', $STR_REGEXPARRAYGLOBALMATCH)

_ArrayDisplay($a)

 

This is no splitting if I give the string as below

$string = "ERwin-PC ERwin-PC\erwin Notallowed1!"

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1 hour ago, AutoBert said:

This is a other possible solution:

#include <Array.au3>

$sText='"Video or movie"    "parent"    "Media or entertainment"    "1" "1" "1" "0" "0"'
$aText=StringSplit($sText,'"', $STR_ENTIRESPLIT)
For $i=$aText[0] To 1 Step -1
    If StringStripWS($aText[$i],8)='' Then _ArrayDelete($aText,$i)
Next
$aText[0]=UBound($aText)-1
_ArrayDisplay($aText)

 

 

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6 minutes ago, ur said:

This is no splitting if I give the string as below

$string = "ERwin-PC ERwin-PC\erwin Notallowed1!"

Obvious. This string contains no quotes ^^

#include<Array.au3>

Local $x = "ERwin-PC ERwin-PC\erwin Notallowed1!" 
msgbox(0,"", $x)
Local $a = StringRegExp($x, '["''].*?["'']', 3)
_ArrayDisplay($a)

Local $x = '"ERwin-PC ERwin-PC\erwin Notallowed1!" '
msgbox(0,"", $x)
Local $a = StringRegExp($x, '["''].*?["'']', 3)
_ArrayDisplay($a)

 

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Yeah, but my requirement is to split the string with space as delimiter and to skip the splitting if the space is inside the quotes...

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Don;t know whether it is best one but I came up with this.

 

Func SplitSpaceNotInQuotes($sString)
    $aString = StringSplit($sString, "", 2)
    _ArrayDisplay($aString)
    $iStart = 0
    For $i=0 to UBound($aString)-1
        if ($aString[$i]="""" or $aString[$i]="'") and $iStart=1 then $iStart = 0

        if ($aString[$i]="""" and (Mod(UBound(StringSplit(_ArrayToString($aString,"",$i), """")),2) = 0)) or ($aString[$i]="'" and (Mod(UBound(StringSplit(_ArrayToString($aString,"",$i), "'")),2) = 0)) then
            $iStart=1
        EndIf
        if $iStart = 1 then
            if $aString[$i]=" " then $aString[$i]="æ"
        EndIf
    Next
    $sStringModified = _ArrayToString($aString,"")
    MsgBox(0,"",$sStringModified)
    For $b=1 to UBound($aString1)-1
        $aString1[$b]=trimQuotes($aString1[$b])
        $aString1[$b]= StringReplace ( $aString1[$b], "æ", " ")
    Next
        return $aString
EndFunc

 

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Ah, ok, how about this then...

#include<Array.au3>

Local $x = 'So this is    Christmas... "Video or movie"    "parent"    ''Media or entertainment''    "1" "1" "1" "0" "0"'

Local $a = StringRegExp($x, '["''].*?["'']|[^ ]+', $STR_REGEXPARRAYGLOBALMATCH)

_ArrayDisplay($a)

 

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Roses are FF0000, violets are 0000FF... All my base are belong to you.

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Does this work for you?

Local $s = '"Video or movie"  no_quotes  "parent"  ''action or drama''   "Media or entertainment"    "1" ''2" "3"'' "0" "0"'
Local $a = StringRegExp($s & " ", '(?|(".*?") +|(''.*?'') +|([^ "'']+) +)', 3)
_ArrayDisplay($a)

 

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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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Thanks  SadBunny and jchd..

Your codes are working for me..

Can you guide me how to learn this Regular Expression syntax.

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The help file under StringRegExp is a concise primer, then use RegExp site to exercise and debug. The definitive documentation is in PCRE website (refer to PCRE1, not PCRE2).


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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8 hours ago, ur said:

Yeah, but my requirement is to split the string with space as delimiter and to skip the splitting if the space is inside the quotes...

exactly this does my example for your demo data:

92_ArrayDisplay.jpg

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