Trying to input a file with no separators

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I'm trying to input a file. It's actually a unix log file which I want to parse and produce output on a Windoze computer. I'm using VB and my problem is that there aren't any separators between the log file sections... ie it gives something like this:

14595541.155 92 TCP_DENIED 72 http://badwebsite.com

(all on one line)

and there may be anything from 1 to 1000 of these lines. Because there aren't any separators (ie , ; " ') between the sections and I want to get each separate section like:

UnixtimeStamp = 14595541.155
random Data = 92
IPAddress =
Outcome = TCP_DENIED
random data = 72

Is there any way I can input this file? It's just a text file basically :-s

Thanks in advance,

Question by:andrewrn
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vinnyd79 earned 150 total points
ID: 8051650
if you are using vb6 and there is a space seperating the data you need,then try using the split function:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim sStr As String
Dim arrSt() As String
Dim i As Integer
sStr = "14595541.155 92 TCP_DENIED 72 http://badwebsite.com"
arrSt = Split(sStr, " ")
For i = 0 To UBound(arrSt)
MsgBox arrSt(i)
Next i

End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 8052148
Just worked it out myself too but thanks for the help.
Am basically building a Squid log file analyser for my School (I'm a pupil)


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