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VBScript Error: Invalid Procedure call or argument

Posted on 2004-08-03
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Hi all,
I was trying to run a simple vbscript, in which i open a text file for reading. I tried this simple script and it gives a runtime error 800A0005. It works fine when i replace OpenTextFile with CreateTextFile. So, does that mean i have an older version of the scripting engine or am I missing something.

Dim filesys, testfile
Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set testfile= filesys.OpenTextFile("c:\somefile.txt",ForReading,True)
testfile.WriteLine "Your text goes here."
testfile.Close  

I have windows xp, vbscript version 5.6.

Thanks in advance
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Question by:wilkersons
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cookre earned 500 total points
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You open it as ForReading, then try to write to it.

In the case of CreateTextFile(), the second parm is a boolean, and whatever the value of ForReading is, Create() is happy.
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by:wilkersons
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Sorry, about the mistake.  I was trying different things, so forgot to change it back to ForWriting.
I get the same error. It gives an error at the third statement.

Dim filesys, testfile
Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set testfile= filesys.OpenTextFile("c:\somefile.txt",ForWriting,True)
testfile.Close
WScript.echo "Finished"

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by:wilkersons
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Hi cookre,
I was able to solve the problem.

Dim filesys, testfile
Constant ForWriting = 2
Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set testfile= filesys.OpenTextFile("c:\somefile.txt",ForWriting,True)
testfile.Close
WScript.echo "Finished"


Needed to define the value for "ForWriting"

Thanks for your immediate response.
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