Hello,

I have an assignment where I have to create a hash table and load 30 part numbers into it- should be a 2-d array...and eventually I have to prompt the user to choose an algorithm and keep track of collisions. But I am starting really small with this and want to start with reading a text file into the array. I am close (i think :confused: ), but I think I may have put the values into my txt file incorrectly. Can anyone offer advice. I will show my code also
the text file just has the numbers 101-110, 301-310 & 501-510 in a list.

//read part numbers from txt file 'parts.txt'

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
    int i;
    int array[41];

    for(i=0; i<5; i++)  //clear array
        array[i] = 0;

    ifstream in("part.txt", ios::in | ios::binary);
    if(!in){
    cout << "cannot open file.\n";
    return 1;
    }

    in.read((char *) &array, sizeof array);  //read block of data

    for(i=0; i<5; i++) //show values read from file
        cout << array[i] << " ";

    in.close();
    return 0;
}

Edited 3 Years Ago by pyTony: fixed formating

Well for one you declare a array with 41 elements and only seem to need 5. And the lovely thing about fstream is operator overloading so if you want to read in something it's very easy.

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>

int main()
{
  
  int i = 0;
  int array[5];
  int max_read = 5;
  int amountRead = 0;

  std::ifstream in("part.txt",std::ios::in |std::ios::binary);

  if(!in)
  {
  
    std::cout<<"Could not open file"<<std::endl;
    return 1;
  
  }
  //this is where we are reading in the information into our array
  while(in>>array[amountRead]&& amountRead < max_read)
  {
  
    amountRead++;
  
  }

  for(i = 0; i < 5; i++)
  {
  
    std::cout<<array[i]<<std::endl;
  
  }
  
  std::cin.get();
  
  return 0;  

}

Oh and please use Code Tags

Okay so that was my stupid mistake...I actually have 30 values...so I made the array size 41.

but the changes you made worked great, and I will remember the code tags :o I didn't expect a response so helpful...really appreciate it.

I know...its just that I am in over my head, and figure if i start simple it might all start to make sense :)

>There's a hashtable class in the STL, use that.
Not according to the standard, though a hashmap is a common extension.

Okay i had a question, how would you do this same exact thing except with a multidimensional array, and if possible convert that array in integers, i can hand the converting, i was having more problems with the multidimensional aspect(I am a student and i have been looking for examples for this, i will post code if you want me to)

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Okay i had a question, how would you do this same exact thing except with a multidimensional array, and if possible convert that array in integers, i can hand the converting, i was having more problems with the multidimensional aspect(I am a student and i have been looking for examples for this, i will post code if you want me to)

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