xcaliber13

Help with Find and replace a string in all files in a folder

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#1 ·  Posted

Good Afternoon,

                 I have been searching the forum for hours and still cannot figure out why this script does not work.  No errors but does not replace anything.   I have checked my regex with the regex coach.  That part at least in The Regex Coach works.   Any help please

#include <file.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <String.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>

Global $sPath = "C:\Test"
Global $mPath = "C:\PRPATemp"
Global $sFolder = _FileListToArray($sPath, Default, $FLTA_FILES)


;ShellExecute("C:\Users\user82.PPMCINC\Desktop\WorkingScripts\PRPAMammoChargeFileMove.vbs")

$sfolder = "C:\PRPATemp"
$aFileList = _FileListToArray($sfolder, "*", $FLTA_FILES)

;_ArrayDisplay($aFileList)

Global $aArray

For $i = 1 To $aFileList[0]
        _FileReadToArray($aFileList[$i], $aArray, 0)
        StringRegExpReplace($aArray, "QEGTPACS(.*)2\.1", "QEGTPACS.1.1111111|P|2.1")
    _FileWriteFromArray($aFileList[$i], $aArray)
    Next

 

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#2 ·  Posted

xcaliber13,

An array cannot be accessed as a single entity by StringRegExpReplace as you try to do in that script. You will either have to convert the array contents to a string and then recreate the array after the manipulation - or loop through each element individually to action the RegEx.

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

Melba23,

             Thank you for the reply.   I started out  this way:

#include <file.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <String.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>

Global $sPath = "C:\Test"
Global $mPath = "C:\PRPATemp"
Global $sFolder = _FileListToArray($sPath, Default, $FLTA_FILES)


;ShellExecute("C:\Users\user82.PPMCINC\Desktop\WorkingScripts\PRPAMammoChargeFileMove.vbs")

$sfolder = "C:\PRPATemp"
$aFileList = _FileListToArray($sfolder, "*", $FLTA_FILES)

;_ArrayDisplay($aFileList)

Global $sFile
Global $str
For $i = 1 To $aFileList[0]
        $sFile = FileOpen($aFileList[$i], 2)
        $str = StringRegExpReplace($sFile, "QEGTPACS(.*)2\.1", "QEGTPACS.1.1111111|P|2.1")
        FileWrite($sFile, $str)
    Next

But still  script completes with no errors and still nothing is replaced.   I am stumped or stupid.  Where have I gone wrong?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

xcaliber13,

FileOpen merely opens the file, it does not read it - try using FileRead.

M23

Edit: And  you will need to append the path to the filenames in the array - or set the $bReturnPath parameter in _FileListToArray to get the full path into the array. You do have a copy of the Help file handy?

Edited by Melba23

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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#5 ·  Posted

Melba23,

               Thank you your help.  With your directions I was finally able to finish the script.   Here is what works for me.

#include <file.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <String.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

;;This section searchs for QEGTPACS in each file and if found replaces

Global $sPath = "C:\PRPATemp\"
Global $sFolder = _FileListToArray($sPath, Default, 0, True)

;_ArrayDisplay($sFolder)

For $i = 1 to $sFolder[0]
  Local $sPathAndFileName = $sFolder[$i]
    Local $sFileOpen = FileOpen($sPathAndFileName)
    Local $sFileRead = FileRead($sFileOpen)
    Global $sFile
    Global $NewFile = $sPathAndFileName &"New"
    If StringInStr($sFileRead, "QEGTPACS") Then
        $sFile = StringRegExpReplace($sFileRead, "QEGTPACS(.*)2\.1", "QEGTPACS\.1\.1111111\|P\|2.1", 1)
        _FileCreate($NewFile)
        FileWrite($NewFile, $sFile)
        FileMove($NewFile, "C:\PRPATEMP2")
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("Not found in: " & $sPathAndFileName[$i] & @CRLF)
    EndIf
Next

Again Thank you for your help

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#6 ·  Posted

xcaliber13,

Glad I could help.

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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