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Read File That Is String -> Integer (Assigning Value In Code)

Posted on 2004-11-20
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Last Modified: 2010-03-31
Hello Team,
I have an issue with reading a string from a "file" called file.txt and turning it into a integer value.

Of you look below - i'm reading data from a file called file.txt and storing the data into an arraylist.

The first line in that text file says
priority  = 5;
It must say this on the first line. (it is a configuration file basically)

What i need to do in the code is make priority *the variable* equal to 5, but it come in as a string.
The data is in an arraylist  - so if try to print sl.get(0); I see that it's captured "priority = 5" as a string, but what i don't need
is the "priority =" part and the semi colon at the end. Just the 5, how do I get ?

See code below.
Thanks kindly

class MyThreadGroupFactory {
//Thread Group Object which will set the maximum priority for all even threads.

    private ThreadGroup threadGroup = null;
    private static MyThreadGroupFactory instance = new MyThreadGroupFactory();
    int priority = 1;

    private MyThreadGroupFactory()
    threadGroup = new ThreadGroup("Event Group");
    StringList sl = new StringList();

    threadGroup.setMaxPriority(priority); //<============================ "SETTING PRIORITY HERE"
    public static ThreadGroup getThreadGroup()
        return instance.threadGroup;

class StringList extends ArrayList {

//Constructor for the StringList object

  public StringList() {

  public void read(InputStream in) {
    read(new InputStreamReader(in));

  public void read(Reader r) {
    String line = null;
    BufferedReader in = null;
    try {
      in = new BufferedReader(r);
      while ((line = in.readLine()) != null) {
    catch (IOException e) {
    finally {
      try {
      catch (IOException e) {


  public void read(String fileName) {
    try {
      read(new FileReader(fileName));
    catch(IOException e) {


Question by:pauldhadialla
1 Comment
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Accepted Solution

petmagdy earned 2000 total points
ID: 12633544
easy, for example if ur file is a single line as u described contains only the line u mentioned then just try this:

 int periority = 0;
String line = sl.get(0);
String[] splited = line.split("[/s=;]");
if(splited.length > 1)
   periority = Integer.parseInt( splited[1].trim() );

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