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I've got the following code:

Console.WriteLine(page);
            int itemId = 1;
            int parentId = 0;
            int crtPos = 0;

            string allEntries = page.Replace("\n", string.Empty);
            allEntries = allEntries.Replace("\r", string.Empty).Replace(" ", string.Empty).Replace("\t", string.Empty);

            string[] values = allEntries.Split('[');
            string crtValue = string.Empty;
            string query = string.Empty;
            string initialCrtValue = string.Empty;
            string paveWithIdAndParentId = string.Empty;
            string pageWithIdAndParentId = "[";

            ArrayList parents = new ArrayList();

            for ( int i = 0 ; i < values.Length ; i++ )
            {
                crtValue = values[i];

                if ( crtValue.Length == 0 )
                {
                    continue;
                }
                initialCrtValue = "[" + crtValue;

                itemId ++;
                parentId = itemId;

                crtPos = crtValue.IndexOf(']');
                if ( crtPos == -1 )
                {
                    if ( parents.Count > 0 )
                        parentId = (int)parents[parents.Count - 1];
                    parents.Add(itemId);
                }
                else
                {
                    crtValue = crtValue.Remove(crtPos, 1);
                    crtPos = crtValue.IndexOf(']');
                    if ( parents.Count > 0 )
                    {
                        parentId = (int)parents[parents.Count - 1];
                    }
                    while ( crtPos != -1 )
                    {
                        if ( parents.Count > 0 )
                        {
                            parents.RemoveAt(parents.Count - 1);
                        }
                        crtValue = crtValue.Remove(crtPos, 1);
                        crtPos = crtValue.IndexOf(']');
                    }
                }

                //query = string.Format("INSERT INTO yourTableHere (menu_Icon,menu_Title,menu_URL,menu_Target ,menu_description, Id, ParentId) VALUES (%s%d,%d)", values, id, parentId);
                query = string.Format("({0}{1},{2})", crtValue, itemId, parentId);
                Console.WriteLine(query);
                // execute query string formated above.
                int firstComaPos = initialCrtValue.IndexOf(',');
                if ( firstComaPos == -1 ) continue;
                initialCrtValue = initialCrtValue.Insert(firstComaPos + 1, string.Format("{0},{1},", itemId, parentId));
                pageWithIdAndParentId += (initialCrtValue);





Do you think you can help me with getting another problem I have, its pretty much the same, but I want to capture all the value and place it in the query string (insert)

So if I had the following

['home.gif', 'Homepage', 'http://www.google.com', 'main','this is a test', '1', '2'

will get converted to:

query = string.Format("INSERT INTO yourTableHere (menu_Icon,menu_Title,menu_URL,menu_Target ,menu_description, Id, ParentId) VALUES (%a,%b,%c,%d,%e,%f,%g)", icon, title, url, target, desc, itemid, parentid);


Dont know if that made sense?
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string someString = @"['home.gif', 'Homepage', 'http://www.google.com', 'main','this is a test', '1', '2'";
string[] values = someString.Split(',');
if( values.Length != 7 )
    // see how to handle this case

query = string.Format("INSERT INTO yourTableHere (menu_Icon,menu_Title,menu_URL,menu_Target ,menu_description, Id, ParentId) VALUES ({0},{1},{2},{3},{4},{5},{6})", values[0],values[1],values[2],values[3],values[4],values[5],values[6]);

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by:mousemat24
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Will you code work with the following string, i..e will it go through all each element of the array:

string page = "[[null,'dasdas','_self','sada',[null,'dasdas','_self','sada',[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada',[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada']],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada']]],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada',[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada',[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada'],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada']]],[null,'dasdas','_self','sada']]";

Thanks Agarici
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by:Agarici
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certenly not

but it will work on 'crtValue' variable from the code you posted

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by:mousemat24
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Thanks Agarici  for your help again, man you .NET developers are good!!!
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