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Read Line From file

Roger Fed
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Joined: Oct 17, 2010
Posts: 82

I've used text files to store data about students
each line consists of student name, SSN, and score
This is the problem:Given SSN, search into the file and if you find matching read the current line from beginning to display such output
John F Smith:50.5
I've developed this class
but when the matching occur i cannot read the the current line from beginning
Can you help me in this???

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Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2956

I would read the file line by line rather than use a Scanner. Look for the match in each line, and if you find one, you already have the line in a String variable. Also, you don't waste time trying to match an SSN with the other tokens, which may be names or scores.
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