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    STUMPED! Variable type from TXT compare problem :(

    Hello Everyone

    I'm completely STUMPED on this one, it's been driving me crackers!

    This is what i'm doing :
    The AS3 script sends two variables to a PHP script which in turn saves them to a TXT file, works well.
    The AS3 script then reads the TXT file back and checks to see if they have been written.

    The TXT file has the following lines :
    var_1=Hello
    &var_2=12345678

    The AS3 script easily reads the varaibles back using the following lines :
    var variable_name;
    var variable_numb;
    variable_name = loader.data.var_1;
    variable_numb = loader.data.var_2;

    So variable_name now holds Hello, and variable_numb holds 12345678 and i check using the following :

    result.text = variable_name;
    result.numb = variable_numb;

    As you can see i did not need to do a toString();
    The variable contents were displayed, no matter if a number OR letter.

    So far so good and it works well BUT here's the problem :


    Now i want to compare the returned variables to see if they are the same as i sent.

    This works :

    if (variable_numb == 12345678)
    {
    result.text = "YES, the number is 12345678";
    }

    But the following will NOT work :

    if (variable_name == "Hello")
    {
    result.text = "YES, the name is Hello";
    }

    As a test i also tried this to see if the returned variable was a string, here's the line :


    result.text = variable_name + " Mate";

    What i see is this :

    Hello

    I should see this :

    Hello Mate

    I'm guessing it's a problem with the variable type returned from the txt film on var_1 & var_2.
    They don't seem to be string or integer but using == to compare the variables work fine with numbers but not strings.

    Can someone kindly point me in the right direction?
    Thanks

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    Just a bit more info, could it be due to the variables being a null string type?

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    hello. just teading but not testing.
    it might be reading the line break.
    put var_1=Hello
    &var_2=12345678 on one line and test

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    or just add a trailing & sign to each variable from the php file

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezoid View Post
    hello. just teading but not testing.
    it might be reading the line break.
    put var_1=Hello
    &var_2=12345678 on one line and test
    My thoughts exactly!
    I already tried it and hey presto it worked, i came back on to update my post but thanks for your input.

    The TXT file now looks like this :
    var_1=Hello&var_2=1234567 (This i produced manually and uploaded) but generating it via PHP is a pain as the & is causing it to jump to the next line.

    Trying to solve the last part now with the &.
    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezoid View Post
    or just add a trailing & sign to each variable from the php file
    Thanks again for your input Dezoid .

    I was adding the var_1= and the &var_2= in AS3 code but i'd like to do it from the PHP if possible.

    The PHP file currently writes in the following way :

    fwrite($fh, $name_data . $numb_data);

    The TXT file however has the variables on separate lines like this :

    var_1=Fred
    &var_2=1972

    What i need is this : var_1=Fred&var_2=1972 on the same 1st line.

    Could you help in adjusting the following so both variables are on the same line of the TXT file :
    fwrite($fh, $name_data . $numb_data);

    When i checked the TXT file with a HEX Editor the code 1D is present meaning the carriage return.

    Thanks
    Ron

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    NOW RESOLVED!

    Amazing how the simplest of things can be overlooked!

    The two text filds on the stage were set to MULTLINE, not SINGLE LINE, this caused a Line Break / Carriage Return to be added automatically to the string variable even though there was only 1 line of text typed within the input field. Hopefully this will help someone else fooled by this simple error.

    Happy days .
    Ron_UK

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    I made this function a while back to return strings without spaces if you need:

    that same problem happened to me.. I spent hours trying to figure out why a server token would not match and it was because the server would add a nullbyte carriage in java, and theres alot of parsestring functions and trim functions I ended up using to fix the problem. This one is just for spaces though but you can probably change it to fix new lines and stuff

    PHP Code:
    function trim(input){
    var 
    str "";
    for(
    i=0;i<input.split(" ").length;i++){
    str += input.split(" ")[i];
    if(
    == input.split(" ").length-1){
    return(
    str);
    }
    }
    }
    trace(trim("hey whats up")); 


    this one will get rid of new lines:

    PHP Code:
    function trim(input){
    var 
    str "";
    for(var 
    i=0;i<input.split("\n").length;i++){
    str += input.split("\n")[i];
    if(
    == input.split("\n").length-1){
    return(
    str);
    }
    }
    }
    trace(trim("hey whats up" "\n" "loll")); 


    hopefully fruitbeard throws in some one line fix that looks something like this:

    PHP Code:
    stringParseIntFunctionDuplexTimeSpaceContinum(traceBlaster5000("string rgeo " "\n" "fdsvxc")) 
    Last edited by Alloy Bacon; 08-17-2017 at 10:29 PM.
    a* on an ic!

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    ok. you have.

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    sorry, wrong forum
    Last edited by fruitbeard; 08-21-2017 at 08:15 AM.

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    fruit I tried loading up your sites swf from a mobile swf loader but it wont show does your sites swf have like some password to get it running
    a* on an ic!

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    Hi,

    My site is not one bit adapted to mobile phones, however, it has nothing that would prevent it from loading up on anything *normal*.
    The site if fullly functional infront of me now on a pc browser. I'm happy.

    Start another thread Alloy, this chap is probably annoyed that they get emails because of you and I using their thread.

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