Jump to content

[SOLVED] How do I find every Monday within a date range in Autoit?

Recommended Posts

Is it possible to use Autoit to find every Monday within a date range? An example would be I want to find every Monday between 1/9/19 through 4/9/19. Then Autoit would give me all the dates on which Monday lands between those two dates. 

Sorry but I don't have any code so far. I was wondering if it was even possible. I read the help file and I didn't see a function that could do that. 

Edited by nooneclose

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure, shouldn't be too hard. Here is an example you can study/play with:

#include <date.au3>
$startjuldate = _DateToDayValue(2019,1,9)
$endjuldate = _DateToDayValue(2019,4,9)
Global $iYear, $iMonth, $iDay

For $x =  $startjuldate To $endjuldate
    _DayValueToDate ( $x, $iYear,$iMonth, $iDay )
    if _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear,$iMonth,$iDay) = 2 Then
        ConsoleWrite("Monday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Jos Thank you again, Jos the code you posted works great. I just have one more question would it be possible to do something like this:

; The starting date
    $startjuldate = _DateToDayValue($StartDate[1])  ;_DateToDayValue(2019,1,9) 
    ; The ending date
    $endjuldate = _DateToDayValue($EndDate[1])  ;_DateToDayValue(2019,4,9) 
    Global $iYear, $iMonth, $iDay

    For $Index = $startjuldate To $endjuldate
        _DayValueToDate ( $Index, $iYear, $iMonth, $iDay )
        ; Finds the day based on its numerical value (1 = Sunday)
        If _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 2 Then
            ConsoleWrite("Monday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)

 For this, to work I need the code to be able to read a value in from an array. Is it possible to give a start date and an end date from an array element? 

Is there a function or something that can do this? (I know these array elements won't work here because of the _DateToDayValue calls for more args)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Jos I was able to figure it out using string manipulation. Here is what I have come up with:

$DayIndex = 0

    While $DayIndex < $IndexRows

        ; Gets the Start date from the array
        $Temp = $StartDate[DayIndex]
        $TempStart = StringLeft($Temp, 8)
        $StartTempYear  = StringLeft($TempStart, 4)
        $StartTempMonth = StringMid($TempStart, 5, 2)
        $StartTempDay   = StringRight($TempStart, 2)

        ; Gets the End date from the array
        $Temp = $EndDate[DayIndex]
        $TempEnd = StringLeft($Temp, 8)
        $EndTempYear  = StringLeft($TempEnd, 4)
        $EndTempMonth = StringMid($TempEnd, 5, 2)
        $EndTempDay   = StringRight($TempEnd, 2)

        ; The starting date
        $startjuldate = _DateToDayValue($StartTempYear, $StartTempMonth, $StartTempDay)  ;_DateToDayValue(2019,1,9)
        ; The ending date
        $endjuldate = _DateToDayValue($EndTempYear, $EndTempMonth, $EndTempDay)          ;_DateToDayValue(2019,4,9)

        Global $iYear, $iMonth, $iDay

        For $Index = $startjuldate To $endjuldate
            _DayValueToDate ( $Index, $iYear, $iMonth, $iDay )
            ; Finds the day based on its numerical value (1 = Sunday)
            If _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 1 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Sunday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)
            ElseIf _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 2 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Monday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)
            ElseIf _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 3 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Tuesday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)
            ElseIf _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 4 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Wednesday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)
            ElseIf _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 5 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Thursday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)
            ElseIf _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 6 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Friday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)
            ElseIf _DateToDayOfWeek($iYear, $iMonth, $iDay) = 7 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Saturday " & $iMonth & "/" & $iDay & "/" & $iYear & @CRLF)

        $DayIndex += 1


There most likely is a better way and if there is please tell me:) anyway thanks again you were a huge help! 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By PeterVerbeek
      This topic give you access to an AutoIt functions library I maintain which is called PAL, Peter's AutoIt Library. The latest version 1.20 contains 197 functions divided into these topics:
      window, desktop and monitor mouse and GUI GUI controls including graphical buttons (jpg, png) logics and mathematics include constants string, xml string and file string dialogues and progress bars data lists: lists, stacks, shift registers and key maps (a.ka. dictionaries) miscellaneous: logging/debugging, process and system info Change log and files section  on the PAL website (SourceForge).
      A lot of these functions were created in the development of Peace, Peter's Equalizer APO Configuration Extension, which is a user interface for the system-wide audio driver called Equalizer APO.
    • By topgundcp
      This is my very first post in this forum and am also new with Autoit programming so be easy on me.
      Below is the code that I am trying to get the index of the item selected. No problem getting the text.
      Case $listEdition   ; handle of the list             local $index=0             $item=GUICTRLRead($listEdition)    ; This will return the text in the list             ; ==============   The loop below always fails  ==================             ; Meaning _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) always return FALSE. WHY ???????              For $i = 0 To $editionArray[0] - 1   ; The content of the list in an array where editionArray[0] contains total count of items                 If _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) Then                     $index = $i                     exitloop                 EndIf              Next              ;===================================================             ConsoleWrite( "Select Edition:     " & $item & "  index: " & $index & @CR) ....... Please look at the comments in the code & the pix attached.
      _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) always returns FALSE.
      Another problem is on the list. It also populate  the total count of items from the Array. How can I skip this item from populating to the list ?.
      Please advise and thanks

    • By n0ktar
      is it possible to make a wall chams in rainbow six siege using autoit scripts? tell me please and how . 
    • By Rskm
      Hi, I am using excel as input media for my program. The excel file (i tried with .xls, .xlsx and .xlsm format) has inputs which the autoit script reads during the run and performs few calculations. Some times (not always), after the run, when i try to open the excel file manually, the file doesnt open at all in excel. see the screenshot attached. However, if the execute the autoit script, the scripts still reads the existing data from that excel and performs the calcs. I copied the excel file to another computer and there too, it doesnt open.  So, after this, i cannot edit the excel forever (if i need to change any inputs). It is only this particular file that got affected. other excel files works normal.  What could be the problem here.  please help as this is a new challenge for me during my program development. 

    • By TheAutomator
      Hi everyone!

      I'm using AutoIt for several years now and I really get the hang of it!
      I'm quite the curious OCD perfectionist kind of guy, so I can't help wondering..
      what would be the best way to program stuff for the compiler / interpreter / scripting engine?
      We're talking about the inner workings of the AutoIt's core here, and how to give it as less friction as possible but also take care of the machine running the script.
      For example,
      Imagine a script where we would constantly have to assign a Boolean value to a variable:
      ; A: local $bool = false $bool = true $bool = true $bool = false ; B: local $bool = false check(true) check(true) check(false) func check($b) if $bool = $b then return $bool = $b endfunc In this case, would it be better to just overwrite (A) the variable or first check if we really need to (B)?
      What would be best for the computers memory if it had to do this for a year non stop?
      Another example, imagine you're writing a function with an if statement.
      If you would look under the hood of AutoIt, what would be the best way to give your computer as less work / code nesting stack filling as possible:
      ; A: func decide($b_Input) if $b_Input then ;do something else ;do something else endif endfunc ; B: func decide($b_Input) if $b_Input then ;do something return endif ;do something else endfunc Last one for now:
      ; A: while 1 ; do stuff wend ; B: while true ; do stuff wend Isn't AutoIt taking an extra step in converting 1 to a Boolean in example (A)?
      Or is it the other way around and does the (B) way make AutoIt first convert a keyword (true or false) to a numerical value (0 or 1).
      I think this kinda detail stuff is quite interesting, makes me wonder how AutoIt converts and runs our code.
      What are your opinions on this topic?
      Any coders who know more about the inner workings of AutoIt?
      Any people like me who ask themselves similar questions (with examples)?

      Let me know! 😉
  • Create New...