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I have a dataset like this, (a strubg)

Username: User1

Type: Admin

RegDate: 1999


Username: User2

Type: User

RegDate: 2000

How to make a 2 dimensional array that I can display with _ArrayDisplay?

This would be a perfect 2D array to represent my data:

Username           Tpye        RegDate

User1              Admin       1999

User2              User        2000

  If you run this Powershell this powershell command, you can get this dataset that I am talking about:

Get-LocalUser | Select *

With this code you can try it to read into a string:

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

#include "GUIListViewEx.au3"

#include <Array.au3> ; Just for display in example

#RequireAdmin
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=y
#EndRegion

$sCommand = "powershell.exe Get-LocalUser | Select *"
Local $iPid = Run($sCommand, @WorkingDir , @SW_SHOW , $STDOUT_CHILD)
ProcessWaitClose($iPid)
Local $sOutput = StdoutRead($iPID)

ConsoleWrite($sOutput)

How can I correctly split $sOutput into a 2D array (with the above mentioned layout) that I can display and I work with?

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Here SRE way :

#include <Array.au3>

Local $sOutput = "Username: User1" & @CRLF & _
@CRLF & _
"Type: Admin" & @CRLF & _
@CRLF & _
"RegDate: 1999" & @CRLF & _
@CRLF & _
@CRLF & _
"Username: User2" & @CRLF & _
@CRLF & _
"Type: User" & @CRLF & _
@CRLF & _
"RegDate: 2000"

; extract informations
Local $aArray = StringRegExp($sOutput, "(?|Username|Type|RegDate)\h*:\h*(.*)", 3)
_ArrayDisplay($aArray)

; convert 1d array into 2d array
Local $aFinal[UBound($aArray)/3][3]
For $i = 0 to UBound($aFinal) - 1
  $aFinal[$i][0] = $aArray[$i*3]
  $aFinal[$i][1] = $aArray[$i*3+1]
  $aFinal[$i][2] = $aArray[$i*3+2]
Next
_ArrayDisplay($aFinal)

 

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9 hours ago, DannyJ said:

  If you run this Powershell this powershell command, you can get this dataset that I am talking about:

Get-LocalUser | Select *

Thats odd, if I run that in powershell i get totally different column names and data

AccountExpires         :
Description            : Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
Enabled                : False
FullName               :
PasswordChangeableDate :
PasswordExpires        :
UserMayChangePassword  : True
PasswordRequired       : True
PasswordLastSet        :
LastLogon              : 1/16/2021 12:30:28 AM
Name                   : Administrator
SID                    : S-1-5-21-4204884644-104046959-XXXXXXXXXX-500
PrincipalSource        : Local
ObjectClass            : User

 

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9 hours ago, JockoDundee said:

Thats odd, if I run that in powershell i get totally different column names and data

AccountExpires         :
Description            : Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
Enabled                : False
FullName               :
PasswordChangeableDate :
PasswordExpires        :
UserMayChangePassword  : True
PasswordRequired       : True
PasswordLastSet        :
LastLogon              : 1/16/2021 12:30:28 AM
Name                   : Administrator
SID                    : S-1-5-21-4204884644-104046959-XXXXXXXXXX-500
PrincipalSource        : Local
ObjectClass            : User

 

Yes I wrote above data just for example, the correct data is the command

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2 hours ago, Nine said:

Still the code provided above will work.  You just need to change the list of values you want to gather and adapt the size of the 2D array...

@Nine Thank you very much, your code above will work!

 

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16 hours ago, DannyJ said:

Yes I wrote above data just for example, the correct data is the command

fwiw, you can modify the command 

Get-LocalUser | Select *

to

Get-LocalUser | Select * | Format-Table -HideTableHeaders | Out-File users.txt

This will put the output in table format, without headers and into a file.

Then you should be able to load the file using _FileReadFromArray() directly into a 2D array. - Untested.

Though you may have to mess with delimiters etc, depending on whether white space is embedded in the data.

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