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Hi guys

At the moment I am using StringInStr to find a particular string in a text file. However I need the search to return only the specific value. So for example if I am searching for the word 'findme' the search should only return true if 'findme' is found and return false if 'ufindme' is found

Is this possible? I was thinking of using StringRegExp for this purpose but i am not sure....

Thanks

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Hi guys

At the moment I am using StringInStr to find a particular string in a text file. However I need the search to return only the specific value. So for example if I am searching for the word 'findme' the search should only return true if 'findme' is found and return false if 'ufindme' is found

Is this possible? I was thinking of using StringRegExp for this purpose but i am not sure....

Thanks

You haven't covered all the Boolean cases: What if neither is found... or both?

:P


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Do you want the code to return true when "findme" is the only word in the text file, or the only word on a line? Please upload an example file if possible.

At the moment my script says that a string is found if it finds 'findme' on a particular line. However I need my script to flag an error if it reads the following on line 2:

line1

line2findmeline2

line2

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I do repeat the question: in what type of file do you try to find "findme"?

Maybe just including spaces in the search string may do the trick ...

" findme "

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You haven't covered all the Boolean cases: What if neither is found... or both?

:P

If neither is found my script will say that the file was not found, which is correct.

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I do repeat the question: in what type of file do you try to find "findme"?

Maybe just including spaces in the search string may do the trick ...

" findme "

Nice try but this does not work as there are no spaces on the line which 'findme' excist's. The file I am searching is a .txt file opened in Notepad.

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I think you've now answered a couple of the questions in prior responses.

Those regarding what specifically it is that you wish to do.

To me, it's beginning to look like something as simple as:

If FileReadLine($file) = "findme" Then ...

is what you're after.

Posting your code, or a portion of it, would likely clarify things for everyone here.

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Please give several more examples of desired and undesired parameters:

For example, you want to successfully trigger off of "boo":

The baby cried boo hoo hoo.

I need to make a boolean expression

The ghost shouted BOO

But you do not want:

That subject is taboo.

The engine got a sudden boost.

12345boo890

etc... We are trying to find a pattern and we are just guessing because you are not giving us enough to work with.


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Hi guys

Thanks for everybodies suggestions.

I think I have found a work around for this one. As it happens (by a supreme stroke of luck) each line of the text file I am reading has one space after it. Consequently when I assign the string to my variable I simply add the space, i.e

$find='findme '

This then rules out me finding 'findme123' as opposed to just 'findme' when 'findme123' is in the text file... :P

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