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Input an entire line that starts with NP-Character

Posted on 2004-04-14
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I am writing a program to process data from a tab-delimited text file.

I am processing the information one line at a time.  While processing input, I have noticed that lines that have a blank leading field are being shortened.  

For example:

Name         Address            Zip Code

George       1 Small St        16709
Adam         9 Main St         15206
                 12 Jury Ln        90210

When the information is being read...

  The lines will appear

      George[Tab]1 Small St[Tab]16709
      Adam[Tab]9 Main St[Tab]15206
      12 Jury Ln[Tab]90210

Is there a way that I can force VB 6 to read the leading tab?

The reason is that I'm trying to use Split() to take the tabs out, and in the first process am creating a list of the zip codes by comparing strSplit(2).
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Question by:gsaksa
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How about this...

Opening the file, I suppose you've got.

So,

Line Input #1, strData
if instr(1,strData,vbtab) < 4 then strData=vbTab & strData

...??
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by:sirbounty
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Or, you could even replace the tab with another character...

strData2=replace(strData,vbtab,"|")

Then split on that character...
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by:gsaksa
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Thanks so much!  I'd have never thought of that!
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