Reading a textfile in another system

Posted on 2002-06-27
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I am working in a VB project.I am using two systems - A & B - in the same network.I want to open a textfile in system B from an appliction running in system A.In system A I have only the IP address of system, using this IP I want to read the textfile in a folder in system B.
Any solution??????

Question by:shaji_am
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If you have permissions to the folder that contains the textfile in system B you can use UNC naming to retrieve it

Open "\\\sharename\textfile.txt" For Input As #1

Here you can either use the computer name if known or the IP address instead. You need to be able to access the file/folder and have the necessary permissions to read this file but other than that it is straightforward.

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You could use the FileSystemObject to read the file.

Dim objFileSys As Object
Dim objFile As Object

Set objFileSys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFile = objFileSys.openTextFile("\\\MyTest\test.txt", 1)
s = objFile.readall
Debug.Print s
Set objFileSys = Nothing
Set objFile = Nothing
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I somehow think you chose the wrong comment!
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I hate this sort of things.

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It alright, Tim and I have solved this matter, just wanted the rest of you know.  Stuff happeans.

Thanks all,
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