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Topic Title: If Text Help
Topic Summary: If Text Help
Created On: 09/03/2013 05:35 AM
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 09/03/2013 05:35 AM
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Looking for the best way to do this... pardon my ignorance.  I have a text document that updates every five minutes with new data.  I'd like to quickly search the text document and see if one of these five values is in it.  If it is, then do nothing.. if none of the values are there then I want it to send me an email.


So, I'm reading the file and storing the data in a variable.


Then, I'm simply doing If text %variable% doesn't contain VALUE1 Else If text %variable% doesn't include VALUE2.. if text%variable% doesn't include VALUE3 etc etc ELSE Send Email.


Is there a cleaner way to do this?  Maybe through loops or something?

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 09/04/2013 02:09 PM
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Ricardo Castaneda

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Hi Dave,

How big is the file in question?

Do you have sample we can take a look at?

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 09/04/2013 09:18 PM
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if...else's look like a nice way.
If the text is big (above 10k chars), it better be made in a basic script, or in a single expression.
In later versions of AM, "IF text contains" with regular expression like value1|value2|value3 could be considered but it does not work in AM6

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