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anybastard

hi guys ,

as usual i need your help to complete my script

the question is on fileopen function

Below the simple code

$file = FileOpen("test.txt", 10)

If $file = -1 Then
MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")
Exit
EndIf
 
msgbox ( 0,"", $file )
 
FileClose($file)

ok on my message box i have 1 and not file name . Is there a way to have on $file variable the name of the file ( in my case test.txt)?

Thanks for your help

AnyB

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BrewManNH

FileOpen returns a file HANDLE not a file name. If you set the file name to a variable first, you can then use that later in your fileopen command

$FileName = "test.txt"
$file = FileOpen($FileName, 10)

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Melba23

anybastard,

In case you are interested the "1" is the file handle allcoated by Windows to the open file. ;)

As to the name - you have to have the name to open the file, so why not put it in a variable and use it again: :)

$sFile = "test.txt"

$Hile = FileOpen($sFile, 10)

If $hFile = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")
    Exit
EndIf
MsgBox(0, "Opened", $sFile)

FileClose($hFile)

Or am I missing something? :graduated:

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anybastard

hi ,

i forgot a little particular ( i posted my test script , sorry for that ) .

This is the real code

$File = FileOpen("MyLog " & $Date& "-" & $Time & ".txt",1)

this generate a txt file with date and time , this mean that my txt name is not a constant ma is variable

Do you have suggestion to solve this ??

Again thanks

Best Regards

AnyB

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BrewManNH

Same answer as before, assign the file name to a variable and use that variable in the FileOpen command.


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hannes08

Altered the script from Melba:

$sFile = "MyLog " & $Date& "-" & $Time & ".txt" ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

$Hile = FileOpen($sFile, 10)

If $hFile = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")
    Exit
EndIf
MsgBox(0, "Opened", $sFile)

FileClose($hFile)

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anybastard

Ah OK ,

now is clean . I need create first the file and after manage it with fileopen function

today I learned a new trick

Thanks so much guys for you help

Best Regards

An1B

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