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Once again looking for some advice. I want to clean up and improve my code a bit. 

What would be the most efficient way to write this code? 

If $vState = "Alabama" Then
$vAbbreviation = "AL"
EndIF

If $vState = "Arkansas" Then
$vAbbreviation = "AR"
EndIF

If $vState = "Arizona" Then
$vAbbreviation  = "AZ"
EndIF

If $vState = "Alaska" Then
$vAbbreviation  = "AK"
EndIF

 

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SkysLastChance,

 Two suggestions:

1. Use a Switch block.

2. Put the names and abbreviations into an array and search through it to find a match.

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Like @Melba23said in 2)

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_and_territory_abbreviations copy thee content of the states' table, remove the unwanted columns and make the data a global array (or better: a Map) in your code.

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Thanks for the help guys! Really appreciate it. 

#include <Array.au3>

Global $aStateArray[4][2] = [["Alabama","AL"],["Arkansas","AR"],["Arizona","AZ"],["Alaska","AK"]]

$vAbbreviations = "Alaska"
Local $iIndex = _ArraySearch($aStateArray, $vAbbreviations)
For $i = 0 to UBound($aStateArray, 2)-1
   If $aStateArray[$iIndex][$i] = $vAbbreviations Then $iSubIndex = $i
Next

MsgBox(0, "Found",$aStateArray[$iIndex][1])

This is what I have. 

 

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Maps are simpler and faster:

Global $mCodes[]
$mCodes["Alabama"] = "AL"
$mCodes["Alaska"] = "AK"
$mCodes["Arizona"] = "AZ"
$mCodes["Arkansas"] = "AR"
$mCodes["California"] = "CA"
$mCodes["Colorado"] = "CO"
$mCodes["Connecticut"] = "CT"
$mCodes["Delaware"] = "DE"
$mCodes["District of Columbia"] = "DC"
$mCodes["Florida"] = "FL"
$mCodes["Georgia"] = "GA"
$mCodes["Hawaii"] = "HI"
$mCodes["Idaho"] = "ID"
$mCodes["Illinois"] = "IL"
$mCodes["Indiana"] = "IN"
$mCodes["Iowa"] = "IA"
$mCodes["Kansas"] = "KS"
$mCodes["Kentucky"] = "KY"
$mCodes["Louisiana"] = "LA"
$mCodes["Maine"] = "ME"
$mCodes["Maryland"] = "MD"
$mCodes["Massachusetts"] = "MA"
$mCodes["Michigan"] = "MI"
$mCodes["Minnesota"] = "MN"
$mCodes["Mississippi"] = "MS"
$mCodes["Missouri"] = "MO"
$mCodes["Montana"] = "MT"
$mCodes["Nebraska"] = "NE"
$mCodes["Nevada"] = "NV"
$mCodes["New Hampshire"] = "NH"
$mCodes["New Jersey"] = "NJ"
$mCodes["New Mexico"] = "NM"
$mCodes["New York"] = "NY"
$mCodes["North Carolina"] = "NC"
$mCodes["North Dakota"] = "ND"
$mCodes["Ohio"] = "OH"
$mCodes["Oklahoma"] = "OK"
$mCodes["Oregon"] = "OR"
$mCodes["Pennsylvania"] = "PA"
$mCodes["Rhode Island"] = "RI"
$mCodes["South Carolina"] = "SC"
$mCodes["South Dakota"] = "SD"
$mCodes["Tennessee"] = "TN"
$mCodes["Texas"] = "TX"
$mCodes["Utah"] = "UT"
$mCodes["Vermont"] = "VT"
$mCodes["Virginia"] = "VA"
$mCodes["Washington"] = "WA"
$mCodes["West Virginia"] = "WV"
$mCodes["Wisconsin"] = "WI"
$mCodes["Wyoming"] = "WY"

; ...

; to use it:

Local $sState = "Iowa"

ConsoleWrite("The code for " & $sState & " is: " & $mCodes[$sState] & @LF)

I made a map of official US state names and USPS codes. Change if needed.

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Use a function to do that with a return value so you can exit your loop as soon as the match is found and have it return the value you want as part of the function.

 

Else put an ExitLoop as part of your If/then statement to at least save some loops when the first value is matched.

 

#include <Array.au3>

Global $aStateArray[4][2] = [["Alabama","AL"],["Arkansas","AR"],["Arizona","AZ"],["Alaska","AK"]]

$vAbbreviations = "Alaska"
Local $iIndex = _ArraySearch($aStateArray, $vAbbreviations)
For $i = 0 to UBound($aStateArray, 2)-1
   If $aStateArray[$iIndex][$i] = $vAbbreviations Then $iSubIndex = $i
Next

MsgBox(0, "Found",$aStateArray[$iIndex][1])


;New Code
MsgBox(0, "Found", AbrevLookup($vAbbreviations))


;Functions
Func AbrevLookup($sState)
    For $i = 0 to UBound($aStateArray) -1
        If StringInStr($aStateArray[$i][0], $sState) Then Return $aStateArray[$i][1]
    Next
EndFunc

 

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4 minutes ago, Exit said:

But runs only in beta version!

Wrong!

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@Exitare you using the latest release?

Should the OP or anyone else need the reverse lookup, just use that:

Global $mStates[]
$mStates["AL"] = "Alabama"
$mStates["AK"] = "Alaska"
$mStates["AZ"] = "Arizona"
$mStates["AR"] = "Arkansas"
$mStates["CA"] = "California"
$mStates["CO"] = "Colorado"
$mStates["CT"] = "Connecticut"
$mStates["DE"] = "Delaware"
$mStates["DC"] = "District of Columbia"
$mStates["FL"] = "Florida"
$mStates["GA"] = "Georgia"
$mStates["HI"] = "Hawaii"
$mStates["ID"] = "Idaho"
$mStates["IL"] = "Illinois"
$mStates["IN"] = "Indiana"
$mStates["IA"] = "Iowa"
$mStates["KS"] = "Kansas"
$mStates["KY"] = "Kentucky"
$mStates["LA"] = "Louisiana"
$mStates["ME"] = "Maine"
$mStates["MD"] = "Maryland"
$mStates["MA"] = "Massachusetts"
$mStates["MI"] = "Michigan"
$mStates["MN"] = "Minnesota"
$mStates["MS"] = "Mississippi"
$mStates["MO"] = "Missouri"
$mStates["MT"] = "Montana"
$mStates["NE"] = "Nebraska"
$mStates["NV"] = "Nevada"
$mStates["NH"] = "New Hampshire"
$mStates["NJ"] = "New Jersey"
$mStates["NM"] = "New Mexico"
$mStates["NY"] = "New York"
$mStates["NC"] = "North Carolina"
$mStates["ND"] = "North Dakota"
$mStates["OH"] = "Ohio"
$mStates["OK"] = "Oklahoma"
$mStates["OR"] = "Oregon"
$mStates["PA"] = "Pennsylvania"
$mStates["RI"] = "Rhode Island"
$mStates["SC"] = "South Carolina"
$mStates["SD"] = "South Dakota"
$mStates["TN"] = "Tennessee"
$mStates["TX"] = "Texas"
$mStates["UT"] = "Utah"
$mStates["VT"] = "Vermont"
$mStates["VA"] = "Virginia"
$mStates["WA"] = "Washington"
$mStates["WV"] = "West Virginia"
$mStates["WI"] = "Wisconsin"
$mStates["WY"] = "Wyoming"

; ...

; to use it:

Local $sCode = "DC"
ConsoleWrite("The code " & $sCode & " is for: " & $mStates[$sCode] & @LF)

 

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Exit,

You need the Beta to use Maps.

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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
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I don't get that issue:

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\jc\Documents\AutoMAT\tmp\t.au3" /UserParams    
+>19:38:14 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper (19.1127.1402.0} from:SciTE.exe (4.2.0.0)  Keyboard:0000040C  OS:WIN_10/  CPU:X64 OS:X64  Environment(Language:040C)  CodePage:65001  utf8.auto.check:4
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\jc\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\jc\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 
>Running:(3.3.15.4):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\jc\Documents\AutoMAT\tmp\t.au3"    
+>Setting Hotkeys...--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+BREAK to Stop.
The code for Iowa is: IA
The code DC is for: District of Columbia
+>19:38:15 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>19:38:15 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 1.549

Using F5, it runs with /prod

Using the beta is that:

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /beta /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\jc\Documents\AutoMAT\tmp\t.au3" /UserParams    
+>19:40:48 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper (19.1127.1402.0} from:SciTE.exe (4.2.0.0)  Keyboard:0000040C  OS:WIN_10/  CPU:X64 OS:X64  Environment(Language:040C)  CodePage:65001  utf8.auto.check:4
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\jc\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\jc\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 
>Running:(3.3.15.4):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Beta\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\jc\Documents\AutoMAT\tmp\t.au3"    
+>Setting Hotkeys...--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+BREAK to Stop.
The code for Iowa is: IA
The code DC is for: District of Columbia
+>19:40:49 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>19:40:49 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 1.535

and then it uses the switch /beta

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Oops, it seems that I permanently installed a beta supplied by jpm for test purpose. Sorry for the noise.

It remains that the Map support in beta has been stable for long and that no issue has been reported yet. Given the power Maps give us I see no reason not to use them when they offer  a benefit.

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Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
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PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

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