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How do I read in a version text string and extract each integer into a variable using batch file or vb.

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How do I read in a version text string and extract each integer into a variable using batch file along with the position.
example: 3.2.13.0, 3
Need to return 13

If i pass in the version number and the position i get the integer at that position.
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by:John Easton
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If using VBS then the following code will do what you want:

VersionArr = Split(Wscript.Arguments.Item(0),".")
WScript.Echo VersionArr(Wscript.Arguments.Item(1)-1)

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However, you do not need the comma to separate the arguments.

Therefore:  3.2.13.0 3
Will return 13.  (i.e. only a space, no comma).
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Cool that works, how do i assign it to a variable that I can now use externally?
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On line 2, replace WScript.Echo with 'variablename = '

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VersionArr = Split(Wscript.Arguments.Item(0),".")
versionpart = VersionArr(Wscript.Arguments.Item(1)-1)

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You can then use that variable as you please.
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