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(Solved)Limits of FileWrite

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Ok, so I know that FileWrite can create and modify "txt" files, but is "txt" the only kind of file that the function can work with?  Say I want to. for example, modify an unattend.xml for Operating system deployments based on information a user provides from an input.   Would I be able to use the FileGetposition and FilEWriteLine Functions with an XML file, or would I have to start with a ".txt" file and "move" it to an xml?

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An XML file is a text file, it's just a formatted text file. So, you should be able to use any of the text based functions on them. Although, if I were to try and work with an XML file I would use the API designed to do that instead of using FileRead and FileWrites.


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1 hour ago, BrewManNH said:

An XML file is a text file, it's just a formatted text file. So, you should be able to use any of the text based functions on them. Although, if I were to try and work with an XML file I would use the API designed to do that instead of using FileRead and FileWrites.

Interesting.  I'm actually not very familiar with working with APIs.  Is the XML api included in Windows or is it a download I have to install somewhere?

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6 hours ago, MattHiggs said:

Interesting.  I'm actually not very familiar with working with APIs.  Is the XML api included in Windows or is it a download I have to install somewhere?

 

 


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Thank you sir.  Sorry for late reply

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