Reads data from an open sequential file.
Input #FileNumber As Integer; var1[, var2[, var3[,...]]]
\<emph\>FileNumber:\</emph\> Number of the file that contains the data that you want to read. The file must be opened with the Open statement using the key word INPUT.
\<emph\>var:\</emph\> A numeric or string variable that you assign the values read from the opened file to.
The \<emph\>Input#\</emph\> statement reads numeric values or strings from an open file and assigns the data to one or more variables. A numeric variable is read up to the first carriage return (Asc=13), line feed (Asc=10), space, or comma. String variables are read to up to the first carriage return (Asc=13), line feed (Asc=10), or comma.
Data and data types in the opened file must appear in the same order as the variables that are passed in the "var" parameter. If you assign non-numeric values to a numeric variable, "var" is assigned a value of "0".
Records that are separated by commas cannot be assigned to a string variable. Quotation marks (") in the file are disregarded as well. If you want to read these characters from the file, use the \<emph\>Line Input#\</emph\> statement to read pure text files (files containing only printable characters) line by line.
If the end of the file is reached while reading a data element, an error occurs and the process is aborted.
Sub ExampleWorkWithAFile Dim iCount As Integer Dim sName As String Dim sValue As Integer Dim sFileName As String sFileName = "c:\data.txt" iCount = Freefile ' Write data ( which we will read later with Input ) to file Open sFileName For Output As iCount sName = "Hamburg" sValue = 200 Write #iCount, sName, sValue sName = "New York" sValue = 300 Write #iCount, sName, sValue sName = "Miami" sValue = 459 Write #iCount, sName, sValue Close #iCount iCount = Freefile ' Read data file using Input Open sFileName For Input As iCount Input #iCount; sName, sValue MsgBox sName & " " & sValue Input #iCount; sName, sValue MsgBox sName & " " & sValue Input #iCount; sName, sValue MsgBox sName & " " & sValue Close #iCount End Sub