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Reading file in and sperating it out :URGENT

Roberto Favaro

Joined: Mar 23, 2004
Posts: 24
Hey all,
Im really stuck.Im trying to select a file and read its data.I want to seperate this data out so I can assign it to variables. I dont know if i need input streams???.Could someone please help me......

example of data to be read from file
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 8791
Set this aside for a minute and put together the smallest program you can that shows where you are stuck. I pulled these lines from different places in your code:

If you put that in the main() of a tiny new class, does it work? Does that answer the question about needing streams? What do you want to do to each line next?

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Joe Ess

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