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Help with multi-dimensional arrays.

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm fairly new to this multi-dim arrays part and I realized the potentials of storing more data for 2nd dimensional array and is suited for my task. What I am trying to do is creating unlimited amount of dimensions for names & subject whitelist filters from a text file for emails (3 elements as in 2nd dimensional such as: [0] = Names or "@subject", [1] = Subject's filter name, [2] = Target folder names) like this and use " -> " to sort emails to target folders:

From a text file:

@subject New Message:
@subject [group] -> Group Emails
John Doe
myemail@anywhere.com
Tom Warren -> Friends
Jessica White
Mike Shaw -> Business
Jon & Jane Williams

To:

;@subject New Message:
$FilteredWhitelist[0][0];@subject
$FilteredWhitelist[0][1];New Message:
$FilteredWhitelist[0][2];"" (blank)

;@subject [group] -> Group Emails
$FilteredWhitelist[1][0];@subject
$FilteredWhitelist[1][1];[group]
$FilteredWhitelist[1][2];Group Emails

;John Doe
$FilteredWhitelist[2][0];John Doe
$FilteredWhitelist[2][1];"" (blank)
$FilteredWhitelist[2][2];"" (blank)

;myemail@anywhere.com
$FilteredWhitelist[3][0];myemail@anywhere.com
$FilteredWhitelist[3][1];"" (blank)
$FilteredWhitelist[3][2];"" (blank)

;Tom Warren -> Friends
$FilteredWhitelist[4][0];Tom Warren
$FilteredWhitelist[4][1];"" (blank)
$FilteredWhitelist[4][2];Friends

~so on

However, I could not get this to work:

Dim $whitelist[1], $FilteredWhitelist[1], $tempsearch[1]

_GetWhitelist()

ReDim $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) + 1][3];Adjust the compare array size to accomodate new values
For $j = 1 To $whitelist[0]
    $search = $whitelist[$j]
    
    Select
        Case StringInStr($search, "@subject ");Searching for "@subject "
            $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1][0] = "@subject"
            $search = StringReplace($search, "@subject ", "") ;Remove "@subject "
            If StringInStr($search, " -> ") Then ;Searching for " -> "
                $tempsearch = StringRegExp($search, "((?: -> )([:alnum:].*))", 1);Extract anything after " -> "
                If Not $tempsearch = "" Then
                    $search = $tempsearch[0]
                    $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1][2] = $search
                EndIf
            Else;No "@subject " or " -> " existed
                $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1][1] = $search
            EndIf
        Case StringInStr($search, " -> ");Searching for " -> "
            $tempsearch = StringRegExp($search, "(&@[:alnum:].*)(?: -> )", 1);Extract anything before " -> "
            If Not $tempsearch = "" Then
                $search = $tempsearch[0]
                $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1][0] = $search
            EndIf

            $tempsearch = StringRegExp($search, "((?: -> )([:alnum:].*))", 1)
            If Not $tempsearch = "" Then
                $search = $tempsearch[0]
                $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1][2] = $search
            EndIf
        Case Else
            $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1][0] = $search
    EndSelect
    ReDim $FilteredWhitelist[UBound($FilteredWhitelist) + 1][3];Adjust the compare array size to accomodate new values
Next

For $element = 1 to $whitelist[0]
       MsgBox(0, "", $FilteredWhitelist[$element - 1][0] & "," & $FilteredWhitelist[$element - 1][1] & "," & $FilteredWhitelist[$element - 1][2])
Next

Func _GetWhitelist()
;Get whitelist
    $s_Path = @ScriptDir & "\whitelist.txt"
    If Not FileExists($s_Path) Then
        MsgBox(4096, "Error!", "whitelist.txt does not exist. Please create one with at least one filter in it.")
        Exit
    EndIf
    _FileReadToArray($s_Path, $whitelist)
EndFunc 

Func _FileReadToArray($sFilePath, ByRef $aArray)
    Local $hFile
    
    $hFile = FileOpen($sFilePath, 0)
    
    If $hFile = -1 Then
        SetError(1)
        Return 0
    EndIf
    
    $aArray = StringSplit(StringStripCR(FileRead($hFile, FileGetSize($sFilePath))), @LF)
    
    FileClose($hFile)
    Return 1
EndFunc

Also, what is the proper way to do For Next on $FilteredWhitelist multi-dimensional arrays when dealing with unknown element numbers in 1st dimensional array and then checks those 3 elements in 2nd dimensional array each time?

EDIT:

Changed to [ autoit ] code box

Edited by Blackstar

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I have not read your code as the "unlimited" word made me loose interest.

But you could read the wiki tutorial about arrays

Also remember that UBound($arr, $dimention) will help you out..:P

EDIT:

PS: Happy new year..:D

Edited by Uten

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I have downloaded your files and I have tried them. The messagebox shows only some of the persons. It is difficult to follow your code. Try to solve your problems in more little steps and evaluare them. I don't know the function StringRegExp and don't find them in my help file. Sorry, that I can't give you another answer Johannes :P


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I have downloaded your files and I have tried them. The messagebox shows only some of the persons. It is difficult to follow your code. Try to solve your problems in more little steps and evaluare them. I don't know the function StringRegExp and don't find them in my help file. Sorry, that I can't give you another answer Johannes :P

You should update to the latest release. StringRegExp was away in some of the betas due to bugs. But a new version (beta) has been around fore months now.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I have downloaded your files and I have tried them. The messagebox shows only some of the persons. It is difficult to follow your code. Try to solve your problems in more little steps and evaluare them. I don't know the function StringRegExp and don't find them in my help file. Sorry, that I can't give you another answer Johannes :D

jlorenz1, I commented what does that StringRegExp do in the code, didnt you see it?

Uten, "unlimited" - true...I guess thats the wrong word for it....just say at least up to hundred elements then :P. It just depends on how many names added to the text file...it could start out at 5 names to at least 100 names. Are you able to see what went wrong with the code?

EDIT:

PS, Happy New Year you too!

Edited by Blackstar

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Try to explain what goes wrong. You give no indication on what goes wrong, only what you want. And I'm not in beta testing mode today, sorry..:P

hmm, this does not look good to my eyes UBound($FilteredWhitelist) - 1 although you have a redim in the last part of the code so it might work, but it is definitely not fast..:D

Another tip. Use the [ autoit ] ; code [ /autoit ] tags (remove the spaces). It will make it a lot easier to read your code.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok, changed to [ autoit ]...indeed it does look better - good idea, thanks.

What does not work that I unable to figure out when msgbox says:

,, or @subject,,

when it should say:

@subject, New Message, or @subject, [group], Group Emails

from $whitelist array:

@subject New Message:

@subject [group] -> Group Emails

I have redim in the last part of my code...speed not really the issue for me...I just wanted to work properly.

Make sense?

Edited by Blackstar

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