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Updated for version 3.38

table

Bunch of functions useful when dealing with tables. This class uses a period not a colon so you'd write it as table.func

Functions

Function
Return Type
Description
merge(Table base_table, Table new_table)
Table
Merges the two passed tables. For example: table.merge({[1] = true, [2] = "test"}, {[2] = "no test", [3] = false}) will return {[1] = true, [2] = "no test", [3] = false}
careful_merge(Table base_tbl, Table new_table)
Table
Same as merge but reads for "type_name" value in tables to not merge these types of tables (Example, MenuUI items use this to not merge with each other)
map_indices(Table base_table)
Table
Packs all indices (Not keys!) into a table
add(Table t, Table items)
Table
Adds the items from the table items to the end of t. If the index of the item in items already exists in t it will be inserted to the end, if it doesn't, it will be placed at the same index.
add_merge(Table t, Table items)
Table
Like merge but instead of setting everything as keys, if the key is a number it will insert it to the table instead
search(Table tbl, String search_term)
Number, Table, Table
Search the table. Table being an XML table containing _meta values. To navigate through the table you'd write the search_term like this: "meta1/meta2/meta3". If you want to find a specific meta with value set to something you can do: "meta1/meta2;param1=true" The function returns you first the index of the result, then the table itself and then the table it's contained in.
custom_insert(Table tbl, Table add_tbl, String/Number pos_phrase)
Table
A dynamic insert to a table from XML. tbl is the table you want to insert to, val is what you want to insert, and pos_phrase is a special string split into 2 parts using a colon. First part is position to insert which is: before, after, and inside. Second part is a search for the table you want to insert into basically the same string as in table.search. So, pos_phrase is supposed to look like this: "after:meta1" or "before:meta1" or "before:meta1/meta2", "inside:meta1", etc. The function will log a warning if the table search has failed and it returns the table it inserts the value into.

Other

Function
Description
remove_key(Table tbl, String/Number key)
Removes a key or an index (unlike table.remove). Checks if the index is not higher of the table's size
delete_value(Table tbl, Any value)
Like table delete but can remove any value even if it's in a key (instead of only index)
script_merge(Table base_tbl, Table new_tbl)
This function is a little more complicated to explain. Therefore, you will see examples below. base_tbl is the table the script merge will be going in. new_tbl is a table that contains some data that decides how the script merge goes. new_tbl contains tables and each table can have some parameters: search, mode, insert, and an old parameter that is only used in old mods, index.insert Basically table.custom_insert the value acts as the pos_phrase parameter of it. The table that gets inserted is the first indexed table (like in mode)index Same as insert but inserts the table itself instead. The parameters above was added because of inconsistency and the fact that this has to remove the parameters which the table may be using.</ul>Please see examples below.

script_merge Examples

Lets assume we have the following XML:
<table>
<meta1 value="1">
<meta3/>
</meta1>
<meta2 test="true"/>
</table>
There will be examples for lua and XML. For lua imagine tbl variable is the XML data loaded in lua and for XML you'll see scriptdata replacement examples.

Modes

merge
Lua:
table.script_merge(deep_clone(tbl_test), {
{
search = "meta2", mode = "merge",
{test = "false", str = "hello", tbl = {}}
}
})
XML:
<mod target_file="x" target_type="y" merge_mode="script_merge">
<tbl>
<table search="meta2" mode="merge">
<table test="false" str="hello">
<tbl/>
</table>
</table>
</tbl>
</mod>
This will merge with the table "meta2". Result:
<table>
<meta1 value="1">
<meta3/>
</meta1>
<meta2 test="false" str="hello">
<tbl/>
</meta2>
</table>
replace
Lua:
table.script_merge(deep_clone(tbl_test), {
{
search = "meta1", mode = "replace",
{_meta = "meta1", something = "value"}
}
})
XML:
<mod target_file="x" target_type="y" merge_mode="script_merge">
<tbl>
<table search="meta1" mode="replace">
<meta1 something="value"/>
</table>
</tbl>
</mod>
This will merge with the table "meta2". Result:
<table>
<meta1 something="value"/>
<meta2 test="false" str="hello">
<tbl/>
</meta2>
</table>
remove
Lua:
table.script_merge(deep_clone(tbl_test), {{search = "meta1", mode = "remove"}, {search = "meta2", mode = "remove"}})
XML:
<mod target_file="x" target_type="y" merge_mode="script_merge">
<tbl>
<table search="meta1" mode="remove"/>
<table search="meta2" mode="remove"/>
</tbl>
</mod>
This will remove both tables. Result:
<table/>
In this example I wanted to show you that you can have multiple stuff in the new_tbl table.
insert
Lua:
table.script_merge(deep_clone(tbl_test), {
{
search = "meta1/meta3", mode = "insert",
{_meta = "meta4", val = "true"}
}
})
XML:
<mod target_file="x" target_type="y" merge_mode="script_merge">
<tbl>
<table search="meta1/meta3" mode="insert">
<meta4 val="true"/>
</table>
</tbl>
</mod>
This will insert into the table with meta "meta3" which is inside a table with meta "meta1". Result:
<table>
<meta1 value="1">
<meta3>
<meta4 val="true"/>
</meta3>
</meta1>
<meta2 test="false" str="hello">
<tbl/>
</meta2>
</table>
Lua:
table.script_merge(deep_clone(tbl_test), {{search = "meta2", test = false, new_val = true}})
XML:
<mod target_file="x" target_type="y" merge_mode="script_merge">
<tbl>
<table search="meta2" test="false" new_val="true"/>
</tbl>
</mod>
This example searches for "meta2" and then does another script_merge with the result. So since there were no properties inside the sub table it will just set the value test=false and new_val=true in the table it found. The result:
<table>
<meta1 value="1">
<meta3/>
</meta1>
<meta2 test="false" new_val="true"/>
</table>

insert

Lua:
table.script_merge(tbl, {
{
insert = "after:meta2",
{
_meta = "meta4",
value = true
}
}
})
XML:
<mod target_file="x" target_type="y" merge_mode="script_merge">
<tbl>
<table insert="after:meta2">
<meta4 value="true"/>
</table>
</tbl>
</mod>
This example inserts a new table with meta "meta4" and value named "value" set to true after the table "meta2".
The result:
<table>
<meta1 value="1">
<meta3/>
</meta1>
<meta2 test="true"/>
<meta4 value="true"/>
</table>