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List of Special Characters and How to do a search of strings that contain them

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Hi,

I have a file called "sourcetoc2.txt' which contains this:

:</B>Before you begin:</B>

My script below searches for this part of the string above

:</B>

but is unable to find the string in this line:

$CHECK_SRC_1 = StringInStr($aRecords[$x], ":</B>")

I think the forward slash and maybe the colon are both special characters?

First is there a list of special characters I can use for future reference?

Second, How do I solve this?

I've tried the following:

$..............chr(47) & "B")

and many variations thereof...with no luck

Third, is there an escape character for the special characters?

Thanks a bunch ahead of time.

full code below:

#include <file.au3>

Dim $aRecords

If Not _FileReadToArray("F:\hien\saveurl\sourcetoc.txt",$aRecords) Then

MsgBox(4096,"Error", " Error reading log to Array error:" & @error)

Exit

EndIf

For $x = 1 to $aRecords[0]

;msgbox(0,'', $aRecords[$x])

$CHECK_SRC_1 = StringInStr($aRecords[$x], ":</B>")

;msgbox(0,"",$CHECK_SRC_1)

; grab the desired header lines

if $CHECK_SRC_1 = 1 Then

; get rid of all the unwanted strings

$READ_SRC_1 = $aRecords[$x]

;MsgBox(0,"",$READ_SRC_1)

$REPL1 = StringReplace($READ_SRC_1, "<B>","")

$REPL2 = StringReplace($REPL1, ":</B>","")

$REPL3 = StringReplace($REPL2, "<BR>","")

$REPL4 = StringReplace($REPL3, "<U>","")

$REPL5 = StringReplace($REPL4, "</U>","")

;strip of all leading and trailing spaces- must do this else create folder won't work

$STRIP_CR1 = StringStripWS($REPL5,1)

$STRIP_CR2 = StringStripWS($STRIP_CR1,2)

;msgbox(0, "STRIP_CR ", $STRIP_CR2)

; create folder names from header titles extracted above

;sgbox(0, " ", $REPL3)

DirCreate('F:\hien\results\' & $STRIP_CR2 )

;DirCreate($DIR_NAME)

EndIf

Next

Exit

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I figured it out my apologies

I changed this

if $CHECK_SRC_1 = 1 Then

to this

if $CHECK_SRC_1 <> 0 Then

and works..

sorry!

Hi,

I have a file called "sourcetoc2.txt' which contains this:

:</B>Before you begin:</B>

My script below searches for this part of the string above

:</B>

but is unable to find the string in this line:

$CHECK_SRC_1 = StringInStr($aRecords[$x], ":</B>")

I think the forward slash and maybe the colon are both special characters?

First is there a list of special characters I can use for future reference?

Second, How do I solve this?

I've tried the following:

$..............chr(47) & "B")

and many variations thereof...with no luck

Third, is there an escape character for the special characters?

Thanks a bunch ahead of time.

full code below:

#include <file.au3>

Dim $aRecords

If Not _FileReadToArray("F:\hien\saveurl\sourcetoc.txt",$aRecords) Then

MsgBox(4096,"Error", " Error reading log to Array error:" & @error)

Exit

EndIf

For $x = 1 to $aRecords[0]

;msgbox(0,'', $aRecords[$x])

$CHECK_SRC_1 = StringInStr($aRecords[$x], ":</B>")

;msgbox(0,"",$CHECK_SRC_1)

; grab the desired header lines

if $CHECK_SRC_1 = 1 Then

; get rid of all the unwanted strings

$READ_SRC_1 = $aRecords[$x]

;MsgBox(0,"",$READ_SRC_1)

$REPL1 = StringReplace($READ_SRC_1, "<B>","")

$REPL2 = StringReplace($REPL1, ":</B>","")

$REPL3 = StringReplace($REPL2, "<BR>","")

$REPL4 = StringReplace($REPL3, "<U>","")

$REPL5 = StringReplace($REPL4, "</U>","")

;strip of all leading and trailing spaces- must do this else create folder won't work

$STRIP_CR1 = StringStripWS($REPL5,1)

$STRIP_CR2 = StringStripWS($STRIP_CR1,2)

;msgbox(0, "STRIP_CR ", $STRIP_CR2)

; create folder names from header titles extracted above

;sgbox(0, " ", $REPL3)

DirCreate('F:\hien\results\' & $STRIP_CR2 )

;DirCreate($DIR_NAME)

EndIf

Next

Exit

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I figured it out my apologies

I changed this

if $CHECK_SRC_1 = 1 Then

to this

if $CHECK_SRC_1 <> 0 Then

and works..

sorry!

I would also take a look at

$STRIP_CR1 = StringStripWS($REPL5,1)
$STRIP_CR2 = StringStripWS($STRIP_CR1,2)

Try

$REPL5 = StringStripWS($REPL5,3)

Better yet

DirCreate('F:\hien\results\' & StringStripWS($REPL5,3))
Edited by GEOSoft

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