# Can't open a file and use FileRead

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Hi, I'm trying to read a file one character at a time and store it in an array, however, I keep getting error 1 on FileRead, after searching on the forums for some time and trying all solutions mentioned nothing seems to help.

I would greatly appreciate some help with my code.

#include <file.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>
Global $lines[36]$fileloc = "Z:\Autoit Projects\text\001.txt"
Func ParseMain()
msgbox(0, "FILE", $fileloc)$fileOpened = FileOpen($fileloc) for$c = 0 to _FileCountLines($fileOpened) Step 1$lines[$c] = FileRead($fileOpened, $c+1) msgbox(0, @error,$lines[$c]) Next FileClose($fileOpened)
EndFunc

Edited by Hylia
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I believe FileRead is reading a set number of characters from the entire file.  You can read one line at a time with FileReadLine and then use string methods to parse the characters one at a time for each line.

@‌Danyfirex has the solution

Edited by Jfish
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_ArrayDisplay($aLines) Local$aChars[UBound($aLines)] For$i=0 to UBound($aLines)-1$aChars[$i]=StringSplit($aLines[$i],"") _ArrayDisplay($aChars[$i]) Next _FileCountLines need a file path not a handle. Saludos I'm not sure what it's supposed to show but it's not showing anything. And yes, I changed "1.txt" Edited by Hylia #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites be sure you're using Lastest AutoIt Version. Pass some txt example. And show in details how you need the output. Saludos Sometimes I learn, Sometimes I teach... AutoIt... #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Telling us what you intend to do by reading "character by character" would also greatly help us help you. Guesswork: you're making your life difficult. This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks. Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here RegExp tutorial: enough to get started PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta. SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try. SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager. An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work. SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well) A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages! SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt) #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites and at last you could join the arrays to a single array: #include <Array.au3> local$aryy[2] = ["Autoit","Programming"]
local $bryy[2] = ["is","good"] _arraydisplay(_ArrayJoin($aryy,$bryy)) Func _ArrayJoin($ary1,$ary2)$total = UBound($ary1) + UBound ($ary2) -2
ConsoleWrite (@CRLF &"total =" &$total) Local$ary[$total*2] For$i = 0 To UBound($ary1) -1$ary[$i] =$ary1[$i] Next _ArrayDisplay($ary)
ConsoleWrite (@CRLF &UBound($ary1)) For$i = UBound($ary1) To$total
$ary[$i] = $ary2[$i - UBound($ary1)] Next$ary[UBound($ary)-1] =$ary2[UBound($ary2)-1] Return$ary
EndFunc

my best choice goes to Kingbobs code

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If all you want to do is read the text file and store each character into different elements of an array, then all you need is this.

#include <Array.au3>
Local $sLines = FileRead("1.txt") Global$aTextArray = StringSplit($sLines, "") _ArrayDisplay($aTextArray)

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Reading one character from file. So strange. Anyways, you can use FileRead function as KingBob said.

Local $file_path = "K:\Your_Folder\Your_File.txt" Local$readed_char = FileRead($file_path,1) ; read the help file for the second parameter of this function. MsgBox(0,"",$readed_char)

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If all you want to do is read the text file and store each character into different elements of an array, then all you need is this.

#include <Array.au3>
Local $sLines = FileRead("1.txt") Global$aTextArray = StringSplit($sLines, "") _ArrayDisplay($aTextArray)

That code works perfectly for what I want to do, thanks.

Edited by Hylia

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