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Help with FileClose Function

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I'm trying to close two open files but can't seem to wrap my head around the syntax, here's my script

FileClose("SAMPLE.QBI", 0)

FileClose("SAMPLE.QBW", 0)

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Did you open those files with FileOpen() ?


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FileClose() takes for input the handle of the open file, not the filename.

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Also, FileClose only works with file handles (as returned by FileOpen), not file names.


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But the file has already been opened by someone else, wouldn't FileOpen imply opening the file during the scripts execution? Sorry for being dense

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When I run this it opens the file again and then I have two files open

Local $handle = FileOpen("SAMPLE.QBI", 0)

FileClose($handle)

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If the file is locked by another person having it open, FileClose won't unlock it.


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kodius,

I am rather confused as to what you are trying to do. :wacko:

Opening a file with FileOpen returns a "file handle" - this is an integer value which can be used as shorthand in other File* functions. Think of them as entries in a list (with a max size of 512) - you get the first available space. Look at this script to see what I mean: :)

; Open a file
$iFile_Handle_1 = FileOpen(@ScriptFullPath, 0)
; We get 1 as the handle
ConsoleWrite("Handle 1 = " & $iFile_Handle_1 & @CRLF)

; Open another file
$iFile_Handle_2 = FileOpen(@ScriptFullPath, 0)
; And we get 2 as a handle
ConsoleWrite("Handle 2 = " & $iFile_Handle_2 & @CRLF)

; Now close the second file
FileClose($iFile_Handle_2)

; And open a third
$iFile_Handle_3 = FileOpen(@ScriptFullPath, 0)
; And we get 2 again as there was only one open
ConsoleWrite("Handle 3 = " & $iFile_Handle_3 & @CRLF)

; Now close the first file - remember its handle was 1
FileClose($iFile_Handle_1)

; And open a fourth
$iFile_Handle_4 = FileOpen(@ScriptFullPath, 0)
; And we get 1 as there is now a gap in the handle table at position 1
ConsoleWrite("Handle 4 = " & $iFile_Handle_4 & @CRLF)

; And we close the 2 open files
FileClose($iFile_Handle_3)
FileClose($iFile_Handle_4)

Does that help clear up any confusion? Please ask if it does not. :)

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I'm thinking that this has nothing at all to do with the AutoIt file functions. I've had a feeling from the beginning that the OP has a file open in another app and wants FileClose() to close that file for him (or perhaps close the other app?). Won't happen.


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I'm thinking that this has nothing at all to do with the AutoIt file functions. I've had a feeling from the beginning that the OP has a file open in another app and wants FileClose() to close that file for him (or perhaps close the other app?). Won't happen.

No it doesn't. Probably a file is locked by some office application and he wants to unlock that file.

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