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The FREEFILE function returns a LONG value that is an unused file access number.


fileHandle& = FREEFILE


  • FREEFILE values should be given to unique variables so that each file has a specific variable value assigned to it.
  • Once the number is assigned in an OPEN statement, the file number can later be used to read, write or CLOSE that file.
  • File numbers CLOSEd are made available to FREEFILE for reuse immediately.
  • FREEFILE returns are normally sequential starting with 1. Only file numbers in use will not be returned.
  • OPEN each file number after each FREEFILE return or the values returned may be the same.

See also

Keyword Reference - Alphabetical
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