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Posted on 2011-02-11
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I am using the following script to check whether a string being 'hello' was added to the following textfile.

But at line 16  being If LastCount = -1 Then , i get an error, see attachment


MyString = "hello"
MyTextFile = "C:\Documents and Settings\admhomaa\Desktop\test.txt"

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set myRegExp = new regexp  
myRegExp.IgnoreCase = True
myRegExp.Global = True
myRegExp.Pattern = MyString
LastCount = -1
NeverEnds = 0
Do Until NeverEnds = 1
        Set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(MyTextFile, 1)
        X = objFile.Readall
        Set myMatches = myRegExp.Execute(X)
        If LastCount = -1 Then
                Set LastCount = myMatches
        Else
                If myMatches.count > LastCount Then
                MsgBox "Yes"
                LastCount = myMatches
                        WScript.Quit
                End If
        End If
        objFile.Close
        WScript.Sleep 5000 ' sleep for 5 seconds
Loop
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The problem is that you're setting LastCount to a collection, being myMatches, and then comparing it to an integer number.  Set LastCount to myMatches.Count instead, and that should fix your problem.

Regards,

Rob.
MyString = "hello"
MyTextFile = "C:\Documents and Settings\admhomaa\Desktop\test.txt"

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set myRegExp = new regexp  
myRegExp.IgnoreCase = True
myRegExp.Global = True
myRegExp.Pattern = MyString
LastCount = -1
NeverEnds = 0
Do Until NeverEnds = 1
        Set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(MyTextFile, 1)
        X = objFile.Readall
        Set myMatches = myRegExp.Execute(X)
        If LastCount = -1 Then
                LastCount = myMatches.Count
        Else
                If myMatches.count > LastCount Then
                MsgBox "Yes"
                LastCount = myMatches.Count
                        WScript.Quit
                End If
        End If
        objFile.Close
        WScript.Sleep 5000 ' sleep for 5 seconds
Loop

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