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Displaying Quotations from Text Files

Displaying Quotations from Text Files

Question:
How do I return only the first four lines (a quotation) of a txt-file to my asp-file?

Answer:
Use the FileSystem Object to open the text file and then read the first four lines into a string variable. Then write the string variable out on to your Web site.

First, create a FileSystemObject object.

Dim fs, f, strOneLine, i   Dim strResult   Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Next, create a TextStream Object out of the FileSysemObject.

 Set f = fs.OpenTextFile("c:	estfile.txt", 1,0)   ' -- in above code,   ' -- 1 = for reading   ' -- 0 = TriStateFalse

Read the first four lines from the TextStream Object. Use the AtEndOfStream property to make sure you are not at end of file.

 i = 0   strResult = ""   Do While f.AtEndOfStream <> True          i = i+1      if i > 4 then        ' -- we have read the first four lines        ' -- get out        Exit Do      End if      strOneLine = F.ReadLine          ' -- do something with your line      strResult = strResult & vbCrlf & strOneLine   Loop

Finally, close all your objects.

 F.Close   Set f = Nothing   Set fs = NothingOutput your text   Response.write strResult

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