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How to read the INI files that are larger than 64 KB

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hi dears
am using an ini files as a History
Sometimes the file size is be larger to 5 MB
AutoIt does not recognize the full content of the file
When I did a search to find out why, I discovered that INI files could not be read if they size larger than 64 KB.
for that I preferred to ask here if is there any way to bypass this obstacle.

The contents of the file are  as follows
[filesList]
c:\...\...\f1.mp3=00:15:20
c:\...\...\f2.mp3=00:10:20
c:\...\...\f3.wav=00:59:20
....... Etc
This is the section for reading the file (adapted from my main script)

case $continue
        Local $aArray = IniReadSection($WaitingListFile, StringEncrypt(true, "filesList", $MyPassword))
        If Not @error Then
Opt("GUICloseOnESC", 1)
_GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems($scList)
            For $i = 1 To $aArray[0][0]
$path = path_list(StringEncrypt(false, $aArray[$i][0], $MyPassWord), 1)
if FileExists(StringEncrypt(false, $aArray[$i][0], $MyPassWord)) then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem(_GetFileName(FileGetLongName(StringEncrypt(false, $aArray[$i][0], $MyPassWord))) & Opt("GUIDataSeparatorChar") & " : " & Opt("GUIDataSeparatorChar") & FileGetLongName(StringEncrypt(false, $aArray[$i][0], $MyPassWord)), $scList)
else
$path = $path
    endIf
        Next
GUISetState(@sw_disable, $hGUI)
GUISetState(@sw_show, $hGUI2)
GUICtrlSetState($SClist, $GUI_FOCUS)
else
if $accessibilitymode = 1 then
speak(str("listEmpty"))
endIf
endIf


Is there any way to solve this problem, please?
am waiting your answers...
Greetings to All

Edited by nacerbaaziz

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INIReadSection has a 32767 byte limitation, there is a UDF created that supposedly works on sections larger than that.

Although I'd question why you're using an INI file for whatever it is you're doing if the data is that large.


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A SQL database like SQLite comes to my mind for such a large file ;)


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@BrewManNH
when i can find this UdF
am using the INI because i do not know an other way
If there's another way, please give me an example.
My regards and thanks in advance

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16 hours ago, nacerbaaziz said:

when i can find this UdF

I posted a link to the thread, it's in that thread.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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