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Posted on 2002-07-15
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I want to open a file called Monthend and read the first line, get that data and put it as the name of an output file with the .zip extension on it.  Can anyone help.
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Question by:mtbuford
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TimCottee earned 200 total points
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Dim intFHandle As Long
Dim strData As String
intFHandle = FreeFile()
Open "monthend" For Input As #intFHandle
Line Input #intFHandle,strData
Close #intFHandle
Msgbox strData & ".zip"
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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dim strLine as string

open "monthend" for input as #1
line input #1, strLine
close #1

strLine = strLine & ".zip"
open strLine for output as #1
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close #1

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by:ebosscher
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TimCottees answer is more complete, as using freefile will prevent you from running into conflicts with the file number (1) being in use by another application.

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by:TimCottee
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Why a 'C' grade? A comment would have been nice!
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Changed grade per request.

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