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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    trouble with filestream

    Hello everyone,

    I am having trouble with some code that I am working to format txt files. I am trying to split the file everytime there is "," and put a tab instead and save a the file

    HTML Code:
    <style type="text/javascript">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function txt_format()
    var ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2, ForAppending = 8;
    var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
    var filename = document.getElementById("filepath").value;
    var f = fso.OpenTextFile(filename, ForReading, true);
    var f2 = fso.CreateTextFile(document.getElementById("convert_location").value, true);
    var fline = new Array();
    var line_count=0
    var r
    while (!f.AtEndOfStream)
        r = f.ReadLine();
        r = r.split(" \",\" ")
        fline = ""
        for (i=0;i<r.length;i++)
    	r[i] += "\t ";
    	fline += r[i]
        line_count += 1 	
    function saveReport()
       var fso, f; 
       var ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2;
       fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
       f = fso.OpenTextFile(document.getElementById("template_location").value, ForWriting, true)
    <td>Click Browse to find the desired file</td><td><input type="file" id="filepath"/></td>
    <td>File Path for converted report</td><td><input type="text" id="convert_location"/> <input type="button" value="convert file" onclick="txt_format()"><td>
    <td>File Path to save template</td><td><input type="text" id="template_location"/><input type="button" value="save template" onclick="saveReport()"></td>
    text before formating
    "ST70739","Nadeem, Sarah","70739","STT","6200","STT","PROJECT",07/15/2010,17:58:14,07/15/2010,17:59:16,H,0:00:01:02,"SALES",0,2024,""
    "ST70728","Caven, Ashley","70728","STT","6225","STT","PROJECT",07/15/2010,15:55:54,07/15/2010,15:58:08,H,0:00:02:14,"SALES",0,2024,""

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    You want to replace all commas with tabs (or "," with tabs by the look of your split function)?
    r = f.ReadLine();
    I know no ActiveX, so I presume that your reading and writing code is correct.

    I can't recommend regular expressions highly enough.
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