Article ID 1255
Article Title HOWTO: Handling a TAB seperated Seq I/O file
Article URL http://www.dataaccess.com/kbasepublic/KBPrint.asp?ArticleID=1255
KBase Category Legacy Char Mode
Date Created 01/17/2001
Last Edit Date 01/18/2001


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QUESTION:
How can I handle a tab seperated sequential I/O file? I prefer to handle a comma seperated file. If I do a readln I can not find any tab characters.

ANSWER:
You need to process this file character-by-character. So using Read_Block. The enclosed source does replace tab characters in a wildcard ASCII file to comma seperators. The extension of the output file will be DFI. So: "TEST.TXT" becomes "TEST.DFI"



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