GET

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The GET # file or port device statement reads data by bytes or record positions.


Syntax

GET #filenumber%, [position][, {holdingvariable|holdingarray()}]


  • File/port number is the file number used in the OPEN AS BINARY or RANDOM statement.
  • The INTEGER or LONG byte position in a BINARY file or the record position in a RANDOM file must be greater than zero.
  • The position can be omitted if the GETs are consecutive based on the holding variable TYPE byte size.
  • The first file position is 1. This may require adding one to an offset value when documentation uses that position as 0.
  • GET does NOT require a record position or read variable when using a FIELD statement!
  • The holding variable value is any string or numerical type or a TYPE or FIELD variable.
  • QB64 can GET the entire data contents to a holding array(include brackets) from a PUT array file.
  • GET can ignore the EOF statement and return bad data when transferring data to another file! Always check for EOF after a GET to see if the data should be PUT into a program or another file.


Example 1: Checking for End of File before transferring individual GET data.

DO UNTIL EOF(1) GET #1, , value% IF NOT(EOF(1)) THEN PUT #2, , value% LOOP


Example 2: Using a TYPE record variable to read a TYPE record(Contact).

OPEN file$ FOR RANDOM as #1 LEN = LEN(Contact) IF record% <= LOF(1) \ LEN(Contact) THEN GET #1, record%, Contact CLOSE #1

Note: The Contact record contains all of the DOT variable types listed in the TYPE.


Example 3: Restoring array data from a BINARY file using GET # in QB64 only.

DIM myarray(80000) AS INTEGER OPEN "myfile.ext" FOR BINARY AS #1 GET #1, , myarray() CLOSE #1

Note: The file data must have been previously stored in the file using PUT # the same way!


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