vbscript edit text file

Posted on 2011-03-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have 61 text files in a directory.

Each text file includes the phrase "Use [db1]".

Is it possible to create a vb script which loops through each text file and deletes this phrase?

Question by:Mr_Shaw
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Expert Comment

by:Bill Prew
ID: 35190869
Does it literally say [db1], or are there different names in the brackets?

Can you provide a sample file for testing?


Author Comment

ID: 35191017
The files are SQL scripts.. an example would be:

Use [db1]

select * from dbo.tb1

Author Comment

ID: 35191028
I need to remove the Use [db1] so that I migrate a set of stored procedures to a new schema.
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Author Comment

ID: 35191071
I have 625 files which i need to remove "Use [db1]"
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Accepted Solution

Bill Prew earned 500 total points
ID: 35191168
See if this makes sense, you will need to save as a VBS, adjust the path of the folder to process, and run.

' Create File System object
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

' Get folder to process files in
Set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder("C:\Temp")

' Loop through all files in folder
For Each oFile In oFolder.Files
   ' Read entire file into memory
   Set oFile = oFSO.OpenTextFile(oFile.Path, 1, false, -1)
   sData = oFile.ReadAll
   Set oFile = Nothing
   ' Make desired changes to file content
   sData = Replace(sData, "Use [db1]", "")

   ' Overwrite file with changed data
   Set oFile = oFSO.OpenTextFile(oFile.Path, 2, true, -1)
   oFile.Write sData
   Set oFile = Nothing

' Cleanup
Set oFolder = Nothing
Set oFSO = Nothing

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Author Comment

ID: 35191360
Thanks for your help....

When I runt the script I get an eror:

Line: 11
Char : 4
Error: Input past end of file
Code 800A003E
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Assisted Solution

by:Bill Prew
Bill Prew earned 500 total points
ID: 35195403
Try changing the -1 to a -2 at the end of the two OpenTextFile lines.

Also, did any files process correctly?

Also, could any of the files be of 0 length?

If none of that works, then as I mentioned before I will need a file that is causing the error to test.


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by:Bill Prew
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