How to parse out information in a text file

How can I read any file with the extension .zpl file extenstion and also how can i parse out data?
I need to parse the data out like the file attached.
Dim FILE_NAME As String = "C:\gftest.zpl"
        Dim data As String
        Dim objReader As New System.IO.StreamReader(FILE_NAME)

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gftest1.txt
cmdolcetAsked:
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
What is the format of the gftest.zpl?

There are many ways to read in a file but you don't seem to have a writer yet.

Please provide example input and output and i'm sure someone will be able to assist.

Cheers,
Hades666
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
the format of the .zpl is a text file (.txt)
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Here is how to read a text file

Dim TextInFile As String = IO.File.ReadAllText("C:\gftest.zpl")




What is the format of the data mate? Show us some sample zpl file.

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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
the data file is attached
gftest1.txt
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CodeCruiserCommented:
What does this file contain? Is it some useful information? Did you try the above method?
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
Yes i did try it. I need the file to be divided when ever you see a ^ so could i do a split? Right now everything is coming over in one variable I want to break it up and send data to other variables.
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Yes you can use the split function

Dim FileContents As String = IO.File.ReadAllText("path")

For Each Portion As String in FileContents.Split("^")
     ProcessPortion(portion)
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