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Hey guys,

i have a folder contain 400+ files, i need to create a code that can select the file by part of his name. I don't know how can I do that.

how can i select the file using the first 6 digits of the name!



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Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

If there are always 6 digits in that first part then using StringLeft to check whether the name begins with those 6 digits would seem to be the way to go.


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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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None of the first 6 digits are the same, so do you need to choose file(s) by the first 6 digits or simply select all files in the folder? 

Edit: I think I get it now you need to choose the file only using the first 6.


In that case they look pretty explicit you can just use StringinStr() or if you really wanted to be precise StringRegExp()

I would recommend you learn about FileListToArray() to get all of your files into an array, and then loop through them using one of the above techniques.

Edited by ViciousXUSMC

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You can also use the * wildcard when searching, using funcs FileFindFirstFile or _FileListToArray (see examples in the help file)

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that was fast :)

thanks guys

I do have a list of the first 6 digits saved on another file where I can use it to search for the file. 

Yes, I want to select the file by the first 6 digits.

I will learn those functions that you all suggested and will come back to you.

thanks guys

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