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molay

Hi All,

here is my concer :

In a specific folder , I have couple text file created automatically every day with a specific format "mmddyyyyF1.txt",mmddyyyyF2.txt"

I need to copy the contents of those created files and paste them at the end of an exsisting master files.

masterF1.txt , masterF2. that are in other folder.

Please help with the syntax i am really stuck here.

Thanks

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bogQ

from help file, list of commands that will probably help y to finde your best sutible solution

FileReadLine

_FileWriteToLine

_FileReadToArray

_ArrayAdd

_FileWriteFromArray


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Melba23

molay,

First, welcome to the AutoIt forums.

When you post here it always helps if you have had a go at solving your problems beforehand. Having some code to work on is a great help - and no-one here is too keen to help the "code it for me" brigade.

Reading the Help file (at least the first few sections - Using AutoIt, Tutorials and the first couple of References) will help you enormously. You should also look at the excellent tutorials that you will find here and here. Using the Search facility is also a good tip as there is a pretty good chance your question has been asked before. Look for the "Search" button to the right in the title bar .

In your case I would look carefully at FileRead and FileWrite. :-)

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molay

Hi M23,

Thanks for the quick Reply.

Sure i went through the Help which i find it very explicit and simple with the examples.For this specifc issue i was completely lost. I have to find how to copy the content of the txt file and copy it at last line of an exsisting one..

If you tell me that is in the help i will go back there to check ..

Thanks a gain and sorry for that.

Molay

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bogQ

you already have what you need to get it to work

Pls post some codes so that we see what did y try so that anyone can help you with your script.

what you need is posible to do with this commands

_FileReadToArray to read first file and to read second file

_ArrayAdd to add lines from first array to second array

_FileWriteFromArray to rewrite all the data from second array to document

with fileread&write it si posible but it will b to slow if your working with alot of lines in document.

so pls post some codes first, so that we can all see where y have problem and what did y try to do.


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Melba23

molay,

A one-time good deal! This assumes your files are text based - if we are talking binary we need to adjust a bit.

FileRead will read the contents of the small files mmddyyyyF1/2.txt by using this:

$sFile_Contents = Fileread("file_path")

Then you add the contents to your "master" file by using this:

FileWrite("master_file_path", $sFile_Contents)

If you have problems, do as bogQ suggests and post the code that is not working. It is always easier to work when you have something to get your teeth into! (Can you tell I have just had dinner?)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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molay

hi Guys,

thanks for your help. I habe been able to have iot working correctly. But what when the 1nd file is updated i am having like indexed number in the header of the file.

Is there a way to remove those numbers. here is my Code :

#include <file.au3>

#include <Array.au3>

;Read the first File ----------------------------------------------------------------

Dim $aRecords

$file1 = "C:\Test1.txt"

If Not _FileReadToArray($file1,$aRecords) Then

;MsgBox(4096,"Error", " Error reading text file to Array error:" & @error)

Exit

EndIf

For $x = 1 to $aRecords[0]

;Msgbox(0,'Record:' & $x, $aRecords[$x])

Next

;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Read The 2nd File

Dim $bRecords

$file2 = "C:\Test2.txt"

If Not _FileReadToArray($file2,$bRecords) Then

;MsgBox(4096,"Error", " Error reading text file to Array error:" & @error)

Exit

EndIf

For $x = 1 to $bRecords[0]

;Msgbox(0,'Record:' & $x, $bRecords[$x])

Next

;-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Add lines from the 2nd file to the end of the 1st one

For $i = 1 to $aRecords[0]

_ArrayAdd($bRecords, $aRecords[$i])

;_ArrayAdd($bRecords, $aRecords[$i+1])

;_ArrayAdd($bRecords, $aRecords[$i+2])

;_ArrayDisplay($bRecords, "$avArray AFTER _ArrayAdd()")

;Msgbox(0,'Record:' & $x, $bRecords[$x])

Next

;_ArrayDisplay($bRecords, "$avArray AFTER _ArrayAdd()")

_FileWriteFromArray($file2, $bRecords, 0)

and here is what i am getting in the file 2 " test2.tct "

5

1

2nd field

1st Update.

2nd update.

3rd Update.

1st Update.

2nd update.

3rd Update.

I need to remove the 5 & 1

Any idea ?

thanks

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Melba23

molay,

From that ever useful Help file for _FileReadToArray : "Remarks: $aArray[0] will contain the number of records read into the array".

So you need to get rid of the [0] element of the array once it has been created. And before you ask, _ArrayDelete will do that for you.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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molay

thanks Budd.

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GEOSoft

If you are just attempting to append the contents of one file to the existing contents then why are you playing with arrays at all?

$hFile = FileOpen($masterFile, 1)
FileWrite($hFile, @CRLF & FileRead($newFile))
FileClose($hFile)

EDIT: Better yet, just to make sure you don't append it a dozen times while you are playing with it.

If Not StringInStr(FileRead($MasterFile), FileRead($newFile)) Then
    $hFile = FileOpen($masterFile, 1)
    FileWrite($hFile, @CRLF & FileRead($newFile))
    FileClose($hFile)
EndIf
Edited by GEOSoft

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