automatic consecutive numbering



  • Hi all,

    As I’m just a beginner with notepad++ and codings I hope you can help me out.

    I’ve got the following codes (excerpt) and need to add a lot of more.

    e.g.
    // 117-16 Solo Oboe BWW
    16:{ ‘trackname’:'Solo Oboe BWW ', ‘trackarticulations’:[]},
    // 117-17 Eng Horn BWW
    17:{ ‘trackname’:‘Eng Horn BWW’, ‘trackarticulations’:[]},
    // 117-18 Cor Anglais SFWW
    18:{ ‘trackname’:‘Cor Anglais SFWW’, ‘trackarticulations’:[]},

    My wish now is to add the following numbers (in the case above 19) automatically if I press enter for example. Now I need to enter each number manually. There are actually two numbers that have to be changed everytime.
    // 117-18 Cor Anglais SFWW
    18:{ ‘trackname’:‘Cor Anglais SFWW’, ‘trackarticulations’:[]},

    Is there a (simple) way of getting the numbering automatically?

    Thanks for your feedback.



  • Hi @Andreas-Trösch

    As I see it, you could only get that outcome by means of a script. However, if you are going to make that move and taking into account that the example data you provided (*) is highly structured - and assuming that the structure applies to all the data - it would make more sense to script more than that, even as to do almost all the work.

    As a proof of concept, the following script in AutoHotkey - not mandatory, it could be scripted in several other languages - only requires as input the list of compositions, such as Solo Oboe BWW, and to set the value of the initial number, 16 as your example. All the other text is automatically created. As the outcome is on the clipboard, you can paste it anywhere.

    SampleText := "
    (
    Solo Oboe BWW
    Eng Horn BWW
    Cor Anglais SFWW
    )"
    
    Output := ""
    Pattern = // {}-{} {}`n{}:{{} 'trackname':'{}', 'trackarticulations':[]{}},`n
    num := 16 ; place here the initial value
    
    For _, v in StrSplit(SampleText, "`n") {
    	Output .= Format(Pattern, 117, num, v, num, v)
    	num++
    }
    
    MsgBox, % Clipboard := Output
    return
    

    Output:

    // 117-16 Solo Oboe BWW
    16:{ 'trackname':'Solo Oboe BWW', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    // 117-17 Eng Horn BWW
    17:{ 'trackname':'Eng Horn BWW', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    // 117-18 Cor Anglais SFWW
    18:{ 'trackname':'Cor Anglais SFWW', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    

    (*) Note: When you post data, please highlight the examples and then press the </> button above in order to prevent the website from mangling the data, as did happened in this case with the single quotes.

    Just an idea for your consideration.

    Take care and have fun!



  • Hi @astrosofista

    That’s pretty awesome! Thanks a lot for that :)

    One question though, somehow I can’t select the outcoming text from the box that pops up (autohotkey) if I run the script.
    I just installed autohotkey so I’m not familiar with that…

    Thanks once again - your the man of the hour!



  • Got it by just pressing Ctrl+C while open :)



  • Hi @Andreas-Trösch

    The outcome is already in the clipboard or, as you just discovered, you can copy it from the Message box.

    Glad it helped you!



  • Hey Maestro, sorry to “bother” you but I’ve got a different question about the whole script. I’ve got it to make my own changes but now I’ve got a big ?

    The lines starting with 117-XXX can only go until 117-127 after that the lines should continue with 118-0 until 128-127 is reached again and then continue with 119-0 etc. Problem now is that all the numbers used in 117 cannot be used again in 118. (There seems to be a link between 117-0 and the number 0 itself - as I really don’t know what the link could be, may you spot the point why the two numbers are linked or even better how I could continue as described above.

    Here to showcase the two numbers (linked) in this case number 0

    // 117-0   CSS+CSSS vI-vII-va-vlc
    0:{ 'trackname':'CSS VL', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    

    Here the whole script for a full overview:

    var bank, patch, buttonGrid, labelTexts;
    var buttons = {
    		'b1':'/b1/show','b2':'/b2/show','b3':'/b3/show','b4':'/b4/show','b5':'/b5/show',
    		'b6':'/b6/show','b7':'/b7/show','b8':'/b8/show','b9':'/b9/show','b10':'/b10/show',
    		'b11':'/b11/show','b12':'/b12/show','b13':'/b13/show','b14':'/b14/show','b15':'/b15/show',
    		'b16':'/b16/show','b17':'/b17/show','b18':'/b18/show','b19':'/b19/show','b20':'/b20/show',
    		'b21':'/b21/show','b22':'/b22/show','b23':'/b23/show','b24':'/b24/show','b25':'/b25/show',
    		'b26':'/b26/show','b27':'/b27/show','b28':'/b28/show','b29':'/b29/show','b30':'/b30/show',
    		'b31':'/b31/show','b32':'/b32/show','b33':'/b33/show','b34':'/b34/show','b35':'/b35/show',
    		'b36':'/b36/show','b37':'/b37/show','b38':'/b38/show','b39':'/b39/show','b40':'/b40/show',
    		'b41':'/b41/show','b42':'/b42/show','b43':'/b43/show','b44':'/b44/show','b45':'/b45/show',
    		'b46':'/b46/show','b47':'/b47/show','b48':'/b48/show','b49':'/b49/show','b50':'/b50/show',
    		'b51':'/b51/show','b52':'/b52/show','b53':'/b53/show','b54':'/b54/show','b55':'/b55/show'
    	}
    var labels = {
    		'b1':'/b1/label','b2':'/b2/label','b3':'/b3/label','b4':'/b4/label','b5':'/b5/label',
    		'b6':'/b6/label','b7':'/b7/label','b8':'/b8/label','b9':'/b9/label','b10':'/b10/label',
    		'b11':'/b11/label','b12':'/b12/label','b13':'/b13/label','b14':'/b14/label','b15':'/b15/label',
    		'b16':'/b16/label','b17':'/b17/label','b18':'/b18/label','b19':'/b19/label','b20':'/b20/label',
    		'b21':'/b21/label','b22':'/b22/label','b23':'/b23/label','b24':'/b24/label','b25':'/b25/label',
    		'b26':'/b26/label','b27':'/b27/label','b28':'/b28/label','b29':'/b29/label','b30':'/b30/label',
    		'b31':'/b31/label','b32':'/b32/label','b33':'/b33/label','b34':'/b34/label','b35':'/b35/label',
    		'b36':'/b36/label','b37':'/b37/label','b38':'/b38/label','b39':'/b39/label','b40':'/b40/label',
    		'b41':'/b41/label','b42':'/b42/label','b43':'/b43/label','b44':'/b44/label','b45':'/b45/label',
    		'b46':'/b46/label','b47':'/b47/label','b48':'/b48/label','b49':'/b49/label','b50':'/b50/label',
    		'b51':'/b51/label','b52':'/b52/label','b53':'/b53/label','b54':'/b54/label','b55':'/b55/label'
    	}
    
    		var instruments = {
    		// 117-0   CSS+CSSS vI-vII-va-vlc
    		0:{ 'trackname':'CSS VL', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    		// 117-1   CSS Basses
    		1:{ 'trackname':'CSS BASSE', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    		// 117-2   BST Violins 1
    		2: { 'trackname':'BST Violins 1', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    		// 117-3   BST Violins 1 x
    		3: { 'trackname':'BST Violins 1 x', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    		// 117-4   BST Violins 2
    		4: { 'trackname':'BST Violins 2', 'trackarticulations':[]},
    
    	}
    module.exports = {
    
        oscInFilter:function(data)
    	{
            var {address, args, host, port} = data
    
            if (address !=='/control') return
    		if (args[1].value < 117) return
    		if (args[1].value == 127) 
    			{
    			send('midi','OSCtoDAW','/control', 1,126,1)
    			return
    			}
    		else
    			{
    			bank = (args[1].value - 117)     
    			patch = (bank * 128) + args[2].value
    
    			labelTexts=instruments[patch].trackarticulations
    			var len =labelTexts.length
    			for (i = 0; i < len; i++)
    				{
    
    				receiveOsc({address: Object.values(buttons)[i], args: [{type:'i', value: 1}]})
    				receiveOsc({address: Object.values(labels)[i], args: [{type:'s', value: labelTexts[i]}]})
    				}
    			var len2=Object.values(buttons).length
    			for (i = len; i < len2; i++)
    				{
    				receiveOsc({address: Object.values(buttons)[i], args: [{type:'i', value: 0}]})					
    				}
    	// SHOW SELECTED INSTRUMENT			
    			receive('/EDIT', 'button_container_id', {html:''+ instruments[patch].trackname })
        	    return
    			}
    		return {address, args, host, port}
    	},
    }
    

    Your help would be more than appreciated :)



  • @Andreas-Trösch said in automatic consecutive numbering:

    (There seems to be a link between 117-0 and the number 0 itself - as I really don’t know what the link could be, may you spot the point why the two numbers are linked or even better how I could continue as described above.

    Sorry, I took a look at the code but I didn’t find anything that can help you. Javascript is not my thing.

    Maybe someone else can chime in and give you a clue.

    Good Luck!



  • Hello, @andreas-trösch, @astrosofista, and All,

    @andreas-trösch, if you have a lot of instruments Solo Oboe BWW , Eng Horn BWW , Cor Anglais SFWW , … and that you need to run the sequence 117-16 ...... 117-127 , 118-0 ...... 118-127 , 119-0 ......, I suppose that the following AutoHotKey script should work :

    SampleText := "
    (
    Solo Oboe BWW
    Eng Horn BWW
    Cor Anglais SFWW
    ; Other value
    ; Other value
    ; ...........
    ; ...........
    ; Other value
    ; Other value
    )"
    
    Output := ""
    seq := 117
    
    Pattern = // {}-{} {}`n{}:{{} 'trackname':'{}', 'trackarticulations':[]{}},`n
    num := 16 ; place here the initial value
    
    For _, v in StrSplit(SampleText, "`n") {
    	Output .= Format(Pattern, seq, num, v, num, v)
    	num++
    	if ( num = 128 ) n := 0 seq++
    }
    
    MsgBox, % Clipboard := Output
    return
    

    Of course, replace all comments lines ; other value with the different names of your instruments’s list !


    Please, I do not know the AutoHotKey language and I just verified the if statement syntax ;-)) Hope it works nice !

    Best regards

    guy038



  • Hi guys,

    Thanks a lot for your support!

    The thing within autohotkey is clear and works perfectly. The only issue I’m having is that the script won’t work anymore as soon as I continue with 118-0. Not because of the 118 but the zero. I don’t get it why the numbers after 117- or 118- cannot be used twice.



  • I found it - it was just a space too much and a fault from my side :) So everything is alright!

    Thanks anyway - your support is much appreciated.



  • Hi @guy038, @Andreas-Trösch

    It looks as I misunderstood OP’s issue :(

    Here is a new version of the code: The pattern is the same, just placed the fixed value 117 into a variable to let it grow.

    SampleText := "
    (
    ; Place the list of instruments here
    )"
    
    Output := ""
    Pattern = // {}-{} {}`n{}:{{} 'trackname':'{}', 'trackarticulations':[]{}},`n
    num_A := 117 ; primary sequence
    num_B := 0   ; secondary sequence
    
    For _, v in StrSplit(SampleText, "`n") {
    	Output .= Format(Pattern, num_A, num_B, v, num_B, v)
    	num_B++
    	(num_B > 127) ? (num_B := 0, num_A++) :
    }
    
    MsgBox, % Clipboard := Output
    return
    

    Hope it’s fine now.



  • Hey guys!

    It was all good with the first script. I made a mistake by myself. You didn’t misunderstand what I was looking for. English is anyway not my native language so its more likely that I couldn’t explain it correctly. :)

    You really helped me and I can proceed with my orchestral template script!

    Thanks again.


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