Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Reading a textfile in another system

Posted on 2002-06-27
7
Medium Priority
?
166 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi,
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 B.ie, using this IP I want to read the textfile in a folder in system B.
Any solution??????

Regards
Shaji_am
0
Comment
Question by:shaji_am
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 7113979
If you have permissions to the folder that contains the textfile in system B you can use UNC naming to retrieve it

Open "\\127.0.0.1\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.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:rpai
ID: 7114026
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("\\173.23.37.3\MyTest\test.txt", 1)
s = objFile.readall
Debug.Print s
Set objFileSys = Nothing
Set objFile = Nothing
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Richie_Simonetti earned 150 total points
ID: 7114442
I am with Tim.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 7158953
I somehow think you chose the wrong comment!
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Richie_Simonetti
ID: 7159344
I hate this sort of things.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:ComTech
ID: 7160417
It alright, Tim and I have solved this matter, just wanted the rest of you know.  Stuff happeans.

Thanks all,
ComTech
CS Admin @ EE
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Richie_Simonetti
ID: 7160450
Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question