[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Distinguishing Files

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From: Tom Russell <tom@...>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 20:33:49 -0400
If I open a file like this:

err = fn FSMakeFSSpec( system( _aplVRefNum ), system( _aplParID ), "HistoricData.txt", @inSpec )

OPEN "I",1, @inSpec

How do I set a string variable to the contents of it so I can use it in a InStr function?

Thanks,

Tom

On Apr 13, 2010, at 7:57 PM, Tom Russell wrote:

> Yea that would probably work.
> 
> Maybe something like:
> 
> x = InStr(1,Input #1, Chr(9)
> if x <> 0 then
> do one thing
> else
> do something else
> 
> Tom
> 
> On Apr 13, 2010, at 7:49 PM, Spencer Ted wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On 13 Apr, 2010, at 7:46 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
>> 
>>> Does anyone have a sure fire way to tell whether the file you are opening is a tab delimited or single column?
>> 
>> Read a few bytes and see if you encounter a chr$(9) (I think: whatever an ASCII Tab is)??? There shouldn't be any in a single column file.
>> 
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