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I have a file that I need to reformat the html inside...right now it reads liek this:

<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_1 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_1 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_1 -->

....code...
<img src="images/
....

<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_2 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_2 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_2 -->

....code...
<img src="images/
....


<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_3 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_3 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_3 -->

....code...
<img src="images/..

....so on...


<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_1 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_1 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_1 -->

....code...
<img src="images_1/
....

<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_2 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_2 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_2 -->

....code...
<img src="images_2/
....


<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_3 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_3 -->
<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_3 -->

....code...
<img src="images_3/..


I need to read like this...

dim objArgs, objFile1, objFile2, FileStream1,FileStream2, i , slIN1, var_line_read, var_line_read_END, sLINE2, j, sline3, sline4, sline5, k, allLines, sline6

Set objArgs = Wscript.Arguments
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

'Set objFile1 = objFSO.GetFile(objArgs(0))
'Set objFile2 = objFSO.GetFile(objArgs(1))

Set FileStream1 = objFSO.OpenTextFile("C:\Documents and Settings\NBxxR\PRG_PJTS\WIT\LIVE\Home_Page_ALL_IN_ONE-test.txt", 1, true)
Set FileStream2 = objFSO.OpenTextFile("C:\Documents and Settings\NBxxR\PRG_PJTS\WIT\LIVE\test.txt", 8, true)


   
   
   
   
   sLine1 = FileStream1.ReadAll()
   FileStream1.Close
   
   '  reformat the file....
   
   
   ' -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   
  For i = 1 to 200
  
  
   var_line_read = "<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_" & i & " -->"
      j = j + 1
   var_line_read_END = "<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_" & j & " -->"
   
   	if sLine1 = var_line_read  then
   		Do while sline1 <> var_line_read_END
   		   sline1 = Replace(sline1,"<img src=""~/Content/images_"" ", "<img src=""~/Content/images_"" " & i)
   		
   		loop
   
   	else
   	end if
 
  Next 
   
 
 ' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
   For i = 1 to 200
   
   
    var_line_read = "<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_x_" & i & " -->"
       j = j + 1
    var_line_read_END = "<!-- BEGIN_PANEL_x_" & j & " -->"
    
    	if sLine1 = var_line_read  then
    		Do while sline1 <> var_line_read_END
    		    sline1 = Replace(sline1,"<img src=""~/Content/images_x_"" ", "<img src=""~/Content/images_x_"" " & i)
    		
    		loop
    
    	else
    	end if
  
  Next
 
 
  
  
   Filestream2.writeline sline1


msgbox("complete")

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Question by:GlobaLevel
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by:kevp75
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this is a duplicate question of: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_26627941.html

Please close one of these out, as you are violating the terms of this site.
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by:matrixnz
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Couple of issues I can see:
sLine1 is actually the entire file it's not an array, you would have to split it to create the array by using something like Split(sLine1, Chr(10)) or VBCrLf.
The other thing is that while the rest of your script references an array, you're writing the code at the end rather than within the loop, so rather than

sline1 = Replace(sline1,"<img src=""~/Content/images_"" ", "<img src=""~/Content/images_"" " & i)
You would write the line to the file
FileStream2.Write(sline1,"<img src=""~/Content/images_"" ", "<img src=""~/Content/images_"" " & i))

Hope that helps.

Cheers
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kevp75 earned 2000 total points
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instead of doing readall, do a loop through each line.  (no need to make it an array)

something like
Do While Not(FileStream1.AtEndOfStream)
    sLine1 = Replace(FileStream1.ReadLine, "<img src=""~/Content/images_"" ", "<img src=""~/Content/images_"" " & i)
Loop
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by:GlobaLevel
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It didnt quite work in the sense that it didnt replace the text, although no errors were found...
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by:kevp75
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can you post your new code?
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thanks
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