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How would I read the 3rd line of a text file and put it into a variable?
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Question by:pcarlow
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by:JR2003
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Include a reference to the "Microsft Scripting Runtime" by going into the Project/References menu option.

Private Sub Command1_Click()

    Dim fso As Scripting.FileSystemObject
    Dim MyTextStream As Scripting.TextStream
    Dim sLineText As String
    Dim i As Long

    Set fso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
    Set MyTextStream = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\a.txt")
    For i = 1 To 3
        sLineText = MyTextStream.ReadLine
    Next i
    MsgBox sLineText
   
End Sub
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Burbble earned 200 total points
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Here you go:

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Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim FileNo As Integer
    Dim strLine() As String
    Dim strTemp As String
    Dim intCounter As Integer

    intCounter = 0
    FileNo = FreeFile
    Open "C:\filename.txt" For Input As #FileNo
        Do While Not EOF(FileNo)
            Line Input #FileNo, strTemp
            ReDim Preserve strLine(intCounter)
            strLine(intCounter) = strTemp
            intCounter = intCounter + 1
        Loop
    Close #FileNo
End Sub
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Ah, two methods there ;-)

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by:Burbble
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Oh, I should have mentioned that the third line would be:

strLine(2)

Since the array starts at 0.

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by:Burbble
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Glad I could help, thanks for the points ;-)

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