convert array index to proper value

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Hi guys,

I'm facing a problem that I can't solve, despite trying hard.

I have an .ini file with several sections:

[Latitude E5440]
[Latitude E5450]
[Latitude E5470]
[Latitude E7240]
[Latitude E7250]
[Latitude E7270]

Then I collect the computer model name and try to look if it exists in the ini file. But, when performing the search, I only got the index in the array.

For example, my computer model is a "Latitude E7240". An "_ArraySearch" gives me "4" as a result and because this is also the fourth place of my search in the ini file. It works well if I move the section anywhere else in the file and always give me the correct position.

Question is: How can I convert the index number to the section name so I can tell my script that if it's found in the ini file, the download URL variable will be set to the corresponding key in the ini file.

Here's my code so far:

#include <String.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <InetConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>
#include <WinAPISys.au3>
#include <TrayConstants.au3>
#include <ProgressConstants.au3>
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#Include <FontConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiEdit.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <ColorConstants.au3>
#include <ComboConstants.au3>
#include <ListBoxConstants.au3>
#include <AD.au3>
#Include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPISys.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

Global  $Output, $sLinksBIOS, $sBIOSName, $sIniPath, $aSectionsNames

$sInipath = "";to adjust for tests
$wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
$wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
$colItems = ""
$strComputer = "localhost"
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystemProduct", "WQL", _
$wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

If IsObj($colItems) then
   For $objItem In $colItems
    $Output = $objItem.Name
   Msgbox(0,"WMI Output","No WMI Objects Found for class: " & "Win32_ComputerSystemProduct" )

$aSectionsNames = IniReadSectionNames ($sInipath)

If Not @Error Then
    Local $iIndex = _ArraySearch ($aSectionsNames, $Output)
    MsgBox (0, "", $iIndex)


Can someone give me an hand on this?

Thanks :)


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Sorry for double posting but I found the solution 5 minutes after having posted this topic...

For the record, it was:

If Not @Error Then
    Local $iIndex = _ArraySearch ($aSectionsNames, $Output)
    MsgBox (0, "", $aSectionsNames[$iIndex])


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There's no need to do that, if an entry already exists in an INI file, writing it again will just overwrite the entry already there. As long as the information isn't changing, you don't need to worry about whether it's already in there or not.

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