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hello, i need to get some text from a larger file. let's say we have

blahblah lll ddd <a>texttexttext<b> aofawc2c

from this, i want to get only texttexttext in a variable. how should i do it? thanks!

Edited by pheaphae

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You could use a For ... Next loop to scan for the start and end markers, then parse the data out.

Alternatively, you can use StringRegExp. It's a cleaner solution, but more confusing unless you know what you're doing. Here's how it might look:

Dim $input = "blahblah lll ddd <a>texttexttext<b> aofawc2c"

Dim $output = Parse($input)
MsgBox(0, "Results", $output[0])

Func Parse ( Const $text )
    Return StringRegExp($text, "<a>(.*)<b>", 1)

EDIT: Whatever you choose, make sure to thoroughly research your choice in the AutoIt help files. You need to understand the code you're using, or you'll have nothing but headaches.

Edited by Artisan

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