load a txt file and linked list

Discussion in 'C++' started by Kay, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Kay

    Kay Guest

    1) If i want to read data from a txt file,
    eg John; 23; a
    Mary; 16; i
    How can I read the above data stopping reading b4 each semi-colon and
    save it in three different variables ?

    2) If I enter a number, can I use to call a particular node ?
    eg enter a number: 3
    calling node of number 3
    is it possible ?
    Kay, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. Kay

    lallous Guest


    Please refer to:
    1)File Streams
    3)possibly <vector> to store variables

    Your second question is not clear.

    Hope that helps,
    lallous, Aug 29, 2004
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  3. Kay

    Jon Bell Guest

    getline() is normally used for reading an entire line, terminated by a
    newline, but you can specify any terminator you like. So, to read the
    first item (which looks like a name), you can do this (not a complete

    #include <ifstream>
    #include <string>

    using namespace std;

    string name;

    getline (infile, name, ';');

    The next input operation resumes with the first character after the
    ';'. Therefore, you can read the rest of the data into separate strings
    by repeating this trick as necessary, using the default terminator for the
    last iten at the end of the line.

    You probably want the numeric data (age?) to be an int instead of a
    string. You can either convert the string that getline() gives you, into
    an int by various techniques, or you can read it into an int in the first
    place by taking some care:

    string name;
    int age;

    getline (infile, name, ';');
    infile >> age; // stops at the following ';'
    infile.ignore (1000,';'); // skip past the ';'

    Reading a single char also skips past the ';', but only if you can
    guarantee that there's no extra whitespace between the number and the
    Jon Bell, Aug 29, 2004
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