View Full Version : Write a text file with embedded variables
03-09-2007, 01:18 PM
How can I write a text file that expands embedded variables? EG: I need to be able to create a text file that contains embedded variables to be expanded that can personalize the content and also have a file name controlled by a variable.
03-12-2007, 08:17 AM
Hmm. Apparently I'm on my own for that one.
03-12-2007, 08:21 AM
What about using the "Handle Text File Operations..." script function?
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03-12-2007, 08:28 AM
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03-12-2007, 08:35 AM
What I was looking for was a way to embed a text file with variables in it, then writing it to a variable named file. (Seems I did something like this a long time ago with an INI file.) However, this will work also. I just need to have a generically named file, edit it during install using the function you described, and then renaming it with your rename function.
03-12-2007, 08:43 AM
Yes, this should work fine.
BTW, you can even go trough the file at runtime and then "replace" your own "text variables" with the real values. The "Handle String Function" function can do this.
For example, if the text file includes **NAME** then just search for **NAME** and replace it with the real value.
03-12-2007, 08:49 AM
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