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Reading Files into arrays in C

How would i read info from a atext file into an array in C? I know how to do it in C++ as this is a lot easier:

while(!infile.eof)
{
 infile>>arr1[loop];
 infile>>arr2[loop];
 loop++;
}

But how do i do it in C using FILE?
I have tried the following but it just comes up with the same values in each position in the array.

while (fscanf(FilePtr,"%s %s",&S,&D) != -1)
{
 Type[loop] = D;
 Quant[loop] = S;
 loop++;
}

Thankyou...


Rickardo
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griesshCommented:
You are a C question in the C++ area here :-)

strcpy (&Type[loop], &D);

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pjknibbsCommented:
It would help if you showed the declarations of the variable you're using, but I think the problem is that you can't copy strings in C by simply assigning them--all that will do is copy the value of the base pointer of the string, which as you rightly say is the same all the way through. You need to use something like:

strcpy(Type[loop], &D);
strcpy(Quant[loop], &S);

(Note I assume you're using strings because of the %s specifiers in fscanf--if these values AREN'T strings then you're going wrong there!).

One other thing: I hope you put a bit more error checking when you actually use these loops in a program, because at the moment there's nothing to stop the code writing beyond the end of the array and causing major memory corruption.
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pjknibbsCommented:
griessh: Curse my slow typing... :-)
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griesshCommented:
Not slow ... too much <grin>

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DanRollinsCommented:
It might work to add \n to the scanf format string.  

while (fscanf(FilePtr,"%s %s\n",&S,&D) != -1)

I have never used scanf, because it is so dangerous (so many ways something can go wrong).  Better to read the line as a string and parse out the data.

-- Dan
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