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StringRegExp Clarification

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I feel like a complete idiot for not being able to figure this out but I've only been working in autoit for roughly a week. On a website I'm a member of there's a Points system and they call it gold. I want to get the amount of gold I have and it is displayed like "Gold: 2249" or whatever number you have. So far I have

$oHtml = _IEBodyReadText($oIE)
    $oGold = StringRegExp($oHtml, '(Gold:\s\d)', 3)

I have also tried many other variations of this but to no avail. I simply get a return value of 0 or 1 when what i want is the 2249 (from the example), in other words, the numerical value after "Gold: ". Please,any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I've been wracking my brains over this one...

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I feel like a complete idiot for not being able to figure this out but I've only been working in autoit for roughly a week. On a website I'm a member of there's a Points system and they call it gold. I want to get the amount of gold I have and it is displayed like "Gold: 2249" or whatever number you have. So far I have

$oHtml = _IEBodyReadText($oIE)
    $oGold = StringRegExp($oHtml, '(Gold:\s\d)', 3)

I have also tried many other variations of this but to no avail. I simply get a return value of 0 or 1 when what i want is the 2249 (from the example), in other words, the numerical value after "Gold: ". Please,any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I've been wracking my brains over this one...

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#include <array.au3>;only for _arraydisplay() this is not needed
$sPattern = '(?s)(?i)Gold: (\d+)'
$aArray = StringRegExp($sString, $sPattern, 3)
_ArrayDisplay($aArray)


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

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Gold: 982

The amount changes depending on what the user does, such as posting in the forums. I am about to try the suggested code and I will edit this post to let you know if it works.

Update: The code SmOke_N suggested will indeed gather the value but it will not store it to a variable as i need it to. _ArrayDisplay will show the 982 but when I simply change it to MsgBox with all the appropriate tags the box is empty. Is there a way to extract that line from the array and store just the numerical value?

Edited by dbzfanatic

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Swords and Sunflowers (Logout)

Gold: 982

The amount changes depending on what the user does, such as posting in the forums. I am about to try the suggested code and I will edit this post to let you know if it works.

Update: The code SmOke_N suggested will indeed gather the value but it will not store it to a variable as i need it to. _ArrayDisplay will show the 982 but when I simply change it to MsgBox with all the appropriate tags the box is empty. Is there a way to extract that line from the array and store just the numerical value?

LOL... you need to know that is returning an array, I assumed since you were using StringRegExp() already, that you understood that.

You are probably using... MsgBox(0, 'Title', $aArray) which it will indeed return a blank value.

Try:

MsgBox(0, 'Title', $aArray[0])
[0] contains the "first" Gold: found... if there were more it would go to [1], [2] etc...

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der *slaps forehead* thank you. I just woke up maybe 20 minutes ago so I'm still a lil loopy. That and arrays were never my strongpoint in ANY programming language:P. I knew it was returning an array I just couldn't think of how to tell it...so...yeah I'm an idiot,sorry.

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Hello again. Hate to double post but since I already had a thread about this I thought I should just post my question here. The website has changed their layout and now instead of something like 4862 it's now displayed as 4,862. Using the code that was already provided works perfectly up to 1,000 but as soon as the comma is introduced StringRegExp only returns the first digit. I tried

$sPattern = '(?s)(?i)Gold: (\d+).(\d+)'
$aArray = StringRegExp($sString, $sPattern, 3)

but to no avail. Please, I know I'm not great with this function that's why I'm turning to the people here who have more experience. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Hi,

cannot test it biut :

(?s)(?i)(?<=Gold: )\d+(,)*\d+

So long,

Mega


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey, sorry to say but it doesn't work. I tried

'(?s)(?i)(?<=)Gold: (\d+),(*\d+)'
'(?s)(?i)(?<=Gold: )(\d+),(*\d+)'
'(?s)(?i)(?<=)Gold: (\d+)(,)(*\d+)'
'(?s)(?i)(?<=Gold: )\d+(,)*\d+'

and none of them seem to work. Thank you for trying though.

Edited by dbzfanatic

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'(?s)(?i)Gold: (\d+,*\d*)'


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you very much. It now reads the number but won't store it as a numerical value for some reason,probably the comma. Would you happen to have suggestions on that? I'd figure it out myself but I probably won't have a net connection for much longer and I won't have time to test.

Edit: it will store it as a numerical value,sorry for accidentally lying but if the number has a comma it won't store anything after it. I need to find a way to do that so I can accurately calculate the amount of gold someone has earned or has. I may have my connection for a bit longer but I'm not sure so a speedy response would be appreciated. Thank you for all your help so far and any you may give in the future.

Post Edit: I found a way to do what I need to do and I'll post the code here for reference for anyone who may need help.

$sString = _IEBodyReadText($oIE)
    $sPattern = '(?s)(?i)Gold: (\d+,*\d*)'
    $aArray = StringRegExp($sString, $sPattern, 3)
    if StringInStr($aArray[0],",") Then
        $aArray2 = StringSplit($aArray[0],",")
    $aArray[0]= $aArray2[1]*1000 + $aArray2[2]
    EndIf
Edited by dbzfanatic

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