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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#120 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

StringSplit limit parameter

Reported by: Paulie Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Stringsplit Cc:

Description

StringSplit("String","delimiters"[, flag [,limit]])

I was wondering how big of a hassle it would be to make StringSplit have an additional optional parameter that would limit the amount of splits. Similar to PHPs "explode"

Example

$String = "Test1|Test2|Test3|Test4"
$Result = StringSplit($String, "|",1,2);<-2 would split to 2 elements (perform 1 split)

$Result[0] = 2 (redundant i suppose :\)
$Result[1] = "Test1"
$Result[2] = "Test2|Test3|Test4"

Reason

There have been multiple time that I've found myself splitting a long string only to use the first few elements, while it hasn't been a problem to use the current stringsplit for this, it seems like a feature that wouldn't hurt (especially considering it would be an optional param, so no script breaks)

I'm sure it's been considered, but i didn't see it suggested.
Thanks.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Valik

  • Version 3.2.10.0 (Stable) deleted

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by WeaponX

I posted an Explode function for anyone needing something like this:
http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=64801&hl=explode

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Jpm

I would prefer to have a _StringExplode() Standard UDF than to add such extension to basic StringSplit()

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to Rejected
  • Severity set to None
  • Status changed from new to closed

I sort of agree with JP. If this is still important to anybody then somebody should take the appropriate steps to submit a _StringExplode() function.

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