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Reading Data from a file

Question asked by VRFuser on Jul 27, 1999



Hello All,
It seems simple enough to load data from a file with a "From File" object.
However I am not finding much information on how to read the data back into
a record (of records), for example please notice the following text file:


(schema (numFields 8)

(fieldName "DC0module"  (type Record)
(schema   (numFields 7)
(fieldName "Name"         (type Text)   )
(fieldName "nominal"     (type Real)   )
(fieldName "HighLimit"   (type Real)   )
(fieldName "LowLimit"    (type Real)   )
(fieldName "MaxAmps"     (type Real)   )
(fieldName "Pass"   (type Int32)   )
(fieldName "description" (type Text)   )
)
)

(fieldName "DC1module"  (type Record)
(schema   (numFields 7)
(fieldName "Name"         (type Text)   )
(fieldName "nominal"     (type Real)   )
(fieldName "HighLimit"   (type Real)   )
(fieldName "LowLimit"    (type Real)   )
(fieldName "MaxAmps"     (type Real)   )
(fieldName "Pass"   (type Int32)   )
(fieldName "description" (type Text)   )
)
)

(record ( "DC0module"  (record
( "Name" "DC0module")
( "nominal" 5)
( "HighLimit" 5.25)
( "LowLimit" 4.8)
( "MaxAmps" 8)
( "Pass" 1)
( "description" "monitor")  )
)

( "DC1module"  (record
( "Name" "DC1module")
( "nominal" 5)
( "HighLimit" 5.25)
( "LowLimit" 4.8)
( "MaxAmps" 8)
( "Pass" 1)
( "description" "printer")  )
)

)

The first set of two entries define the file and field types.
The second set of two entries are the actual data.
What would I use to identify the type of data and reassemble it back into a
record?

Thank You and Best Regards,

Tom



Thomas R. Melle
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