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Posted by l shems | Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:11 PM | 20,426 Views
With read and write access in LUA on opentx, it is tempting to use a settings file to persist certain user choices for some scripts. However, though writing a settings table to a file is easy, retrieving it by reading the file content string per string is tricky. Formatting, nested structures, etc.

The solution to this is to write the table to a settings file in a format that is lua interpretable, and will return a table on using the lua loadfile() command.

In this way, you use the lua interpreter to parse the structure from the save table.

The following script, to be saved under the name "saveTable.lua", can be used to dump a table to a file, that is then retrievable using loadfile().

local table,fileName=...

local indent = ""

local function outputTable (tbl)
  if not (type(tbl)=="table") then 
    return tbl
  indent=indent .. "   "
  local res= "\n" .. indent .. "{\n" 
  for k, v in pairs(tbl) do
    if type(k) == "number" then
      k="[" .. k .. "]"
    if type(v) == "table" then
      res=res .. indent .. k .. " = " .. outputTable(v) .. ",\n" 
    elseif type(v) == "function" then
    elseif type(v) == "string" then
      res=res .. indent .. k .. " = '" .. v .. "',\n" 
    elseif type(v) == "boolean" then
      if v then res=res .. indent .. k
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