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Is it possible , and how can I read and write txt files from Icloud (apple service) ?
Let me try to explain my application.
On my Ipad and Iphone I create txt files. On my windows computer it is possible to read and modify these files manually, by logging in on www.icloud.com.
What I want to make is an auto-it script who reads the txt file and create an new txt file on www.icloud.com, so I can acces these on my ipad and/or phone.
I have searched and found many posts on READING CSV. What I need to do is WRITE CSV.
Typically I have a Listview, I use @guinness's excellent _GUICtrlListView_CreateArray to read that LV to Array. Currently I use _FileWriteFromArray to write the output. It is fast and it is easy.
The benefits of using these Array functions are their inherit flexibility. The code is portable. Plug it into LV report and you can write to file instantly. No formatting issues.
To be sure, my problem is not with the Listview or Array. My problem is with the file write to CSV: it should be fast, accurate and efficient.
Part of the problem is Microsoft Excel's insistence that my CSVs are not what they appear to be...
I am inspired by the simplicity of SQLITE3.EXE's dot command options:
.headers on .mode csv .once output.csv
Problem is that I want to export the text packed in characters, such as ' " ' with fields delimited by another character, such as ' , '.
Current method using _FileWriteFromArray outputs data like this
12-04-2016| 0.00| 131.00|131|Description 12-04-2016| 0.00| 132.00|132|Description 132 rece 12-04-2016| 998.00| 0.00|998|Description Receipt 12-04-2016| 0.00| 900.00|900|Description What I want to achieve is this:
"12-04-2016"," 0.00"," 131.00","131","Description" "12-04-2016"," 0.00"," 132.00","132","Description 132 rece" "12-04-2016"," 998.00"," 0.00","998","Description Receipt" "12-04-2016"," 0.00"," 900.00","900","Description" I have done this. The long way. I have written the output one $aResult[$i] item at a time, spaced with the $text & $field markers. I have placed this in an array with additional columns just to fit in the formatting. I have also played with the idea of inserting the array into a sqlite db, then run sqlite3's dot commands on that.
Is there a different method? Is there an efficient method to specify FileWriteFromArraytoCSV? Does anyone have ideas? I am sure I will know how to code this, I just need advice on the most efficient way of going about it. If I missed any threads, please enlighten me.
Thanks for reading
This doesn't work, it deletes (overwrites) file contents:
$hFile = FileOpen("file.txt", 2) $content1 = FileRead($hFile) $content2 = StringReplace($content1, "old", "new") FileWrite($hFile, $content2) FileClose($hFile) Why? Instead, I have to use this workaround:
$hFile = FileOpen("file.txt") $content1 = FileRead($hFile) $content2 = StringReplace($content1, "old", "new") FileClose($hFile) $hFile = FileOpen("file.txt",2) FileWrite($hFile, $content2) FileClose($hFile) That's it, opening, closing and reopening the file.
Function reference says: FileWrite. "Write text/data to the end of a previously opened file." (Does it mean "append"?).
Remarks: "The file must be opened in write mode or the FileWrite() command will fail."
But what write mode? $FO_APPEND (1) = Write mode (append to end of file). $FO_OVERWRITE (2) = Write mode (erase previous contents).
Hello, I have a simple task today, I am sure that I made a similar post a long time ago... I want trim (delete or remove or wipe) the contents of a file (text or binary) WITHOUT storing the contents of the file anywhere in the script. Here is a text file for the purpose of experimenting: (contents of text.txt)
1234567890 The task is simple, remove "456" from the contents of text.txt WITHOUT storing the contents anywhere! I wanted to post some code but it seems impossible to provide any relevant code this time...
Good luck with the challenge! TD