Deleting a line from a text file?

Posted on 2003-02-24
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
I have three text files each containing information.  I am passing a string to a function which loops through the files.  If the string exists in the file, I want to delete it.

This is the code I have:

for x = 1 to 3
     Open strTextFileName(x) For Input As #x
     Do While Not EOF(x)
        ReDim Preserve strLines(NumLines)
        Line Input #x, strLines(NumLines)
        NumLines = NumLines + 1
     Close #x
     Open strTextFileName(x) For Output As #x
     For i = 0 To UBound(strLines)
      If UCase(Trim(strLines(i))) = UCase(Trim & _          (strDelete)) Then
      MsgBox strLines(i) & " is the same as " & strDelete
            Write #x, strLines(i)
      End If
     Close #x

However, this doesn't delete the line.

Any help on how i could do this would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:Cbel
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Accepted Solution

Renato102098 earned 100 total points
ID: 8008998
No you do not delete the line in text file.
You may be create new text file. Read each line from source file and then write in new file if the line may stay in new file.


Author Comment

ID: 8024203
This works!

For x = 1 To 3
        Open strTextFileName(x) For Input As #1
        Do While Not EOF(1)
            ReDim Preserve strLines(NumLines)
            Input #1, strLines(NumLines)
            NumLines = NumLines + 1
        Close #1
        Kill strTextFileName(x)
        Open strTextFileName(x) For Append As #1
        For i = LBound(strLines) To UBound(strLines)
           If strLines(i) <> strDelete Then
              Write #1, strLines(i)
        End If
        Close #1
        ReDim strLines(NumLines)

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