New Macro Function Needed - Repeat

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Veblin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Many times while using Macro URL`s I have found the need to have a set of numbers or letters repeated two or more times in the URL.

Example: The same number 10000-10999 repeated twice. 1000 total URL`s

http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/10000%2Fpgr10000%5F256K%2Easf
http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/10001%2Fpgr10001%5F256K%2Easf
...
http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/10999%2Fpgr10999%5F256K%2Easf

I can make a Macro like this but instead of one thousand URL`s it has to try one million.

http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/10{:000..999}%2Fpgr10{:000..999}%5F256K%2Easf

If the first time in the Macro URL we had something like {:000..999~1}{:000..999~2} and then the second time that those numbers were needed there could be {:~1}{:~2} to use those same numbers again.

Example: This Macro would only make the one thousand URL`s needed and not one million like the one above.

http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/10{:000..999~1}%2Fpgr10{:~1}%5F256K%2Easf

This repeat would be even better if it also applied to letters. This would be a very important improvement because as you know having several macro number or letter variables in a URL makes the number of URL`s tried multiply and very quickly can make OE unstable or crash.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
OK. I will add this kind of Macro this week. Thank you!

Happy New Year!

Oleg.
Veblin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
That sounds great. I just used the ~1 as kind of an example and I`m sure you may have some better or different way to do something like this. I use the Macro functions a lot and have many times needed the same set of numbers or letters repeated in the URL. I think this will make Macros much more useful.

Thank You.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
OK. I did almost like you suggested. I only used # instead of ~ symbol, because # would never occur in URLs. Is it fine?

Oleg.
Veblin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
That would be great. Will that be in a beta to test sometime.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
OK. Please write us to support@metaproducts.com and I will provide you with the link.

Oleg.