Hi, this is my first time posting and I would like thank everyone in advance. I'm doing a homework assignment that requires me to design a teller application which simulates a bank. I'm currently getting a segment fault, after I call one of my getBranch(). I've tried to do this the other way by returning a Branch* and the same error was returned. Here is my main():

#include <string>
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <vector>
#include "Branch.h"
#include <sstream>
//#include <map.h>



//void getBranch(Branch *currBranch);
using namespace std;
//Branch* getBranch(string branchName);
void getBranch(string branchName, Branch *currBranch);
void writeBranch(Branch *branch);

/////////////////////////////////main//////////////////////////
int main(){
	string centralBankName="BA Central";
	double centralNetVal=0.0;
	vector <int> *interestingAccounts;
	cout << "Welcome to BA Bank! Enter 'Q' to quit anytime "<<endl;
	//make Central Ba bank structure from interesting accounts and update centralNetVal
	//ifstream inFile("Branch.txt");
	//getline(inFile
	//inFile.close();
	//approve or disapprove interest accounts;
	//for each interestingAccounts approve or disapprove if approve write to Account.txt
	int checkBranch=1;
	int checkAccount=0;
	int checkMethod=0;
	
	while (checkBranch==1) {
		cout << "Please choose a branch to login to"<<endl;
		string branchName;
		Branch *currBranch;
		getline(cin,branchName);
		//look in Branch.txt for branchName 
		string currentLine;
		if (branchName=="Q") {
			checkBranch=0;
			checkAccount=0;
			checkMethod=0;
			break;
		}
		
		getBranch(branchName,currBranch);
		checkAccount=1;
		
		cout << "got here"<<endl;
		cout <<currBranch->bName<<endl;
		
		
		while (checkAccount==1) {
			//print list of accounts or choose different account for -1 or quit for -2
			cout << "Please choose an option:\n1.Open an account in current branch\n2.modify an account in current branch\n3.incriment time for all accounts\n4.switch branch"<<endl;
			//for each account in currentBranch print
			int accSelector;
			string input;
			cin>>input;
			if (input=="Q") {
				checkBranch=0;
				checkAccount=0;
				checkMethod=0;
				break;
			}
			accSelector=atoi(input.c_str());
			switch (accSelector) {
				case 1://open account
					
					break;
				case 2://modify account
					
					break;
				case 3://incriment time
								
					break;
				case 4://switch branch
					checkMethod=0;
					checkAccount=0;
					break;

				default:
					break;
			}
			int accType;
			//get ofject at index accSelector and accType in currentBranch.accType[accSelector] set checkMethod=0
			
			while (checkMethod==1) {
				//switch for 1-4 by accType;
				//-1 for change accounts
				//-2 for change branch
				//-3 to quit
				
			}
			
		}//end of checkAccount
		//write back
		
		writeBranch(currBranch);
		
		
		
	}//end of checkBranch

	return 0;
}

void writeBranch(Branch *branch){
	cout << "inside of write Branch"<<endl;
	string name,val;
	//name=branch.bName;
	ofstream outFile("Branch.txt",ios::app);
	//outFile<<*branch <<endl;
	
	outFile.close();

}

void getBranch(string branchName,Branch *currBranch){
	//Branch *currBranch;
	ifstream inFile("Branch.txt");
	ofstream outFile("tmp.txt");//,ios::app); 
	int found=0;
	if (inFile.is_open()&&found==0) {
		size_t foundString;
		string currentLine="init";
		while (!inFile.eof()&&currentLine!="\0") {
			getline(inFile,currentLine);
			foundString=currentLine.find(branchName);
			cout << "looking for "<<branchName<<" in Branch.txt in: "<<currentLine<<endl;
			if (foundString!=string::npos) {
				cout << "found it in Branch.txt"<<endl;
				found=1;
				//checkAccount=1;
				string word;
				string currName;
				vector<string> *objVar;
				double curValue;
				stringstream stream(currentLine);
				int i=0;
				while( getline(stream, word, ',') ){
					cout << word << "\n";
					//objVar->push_back(word.c_str());
					currBranch =new Branch(&branchName);
					
					switch (i) {
						case 0:
							currBranch->bName=word;
							cout << "setting Branch Name: "<<currBranch->bName<<endl;
							
							break;
						case 1:
							curValue=atof(word.c_str());
							currBranch->netValue=curValue;
							cout << "setting netVal: "<<currBranch->netValue<<endl;
							
							break;
							
						default:
							break;
					}
					i++;
				}
				//make branch object;
			}
			else {
				//write out to tmp.txt
				outFile<<currentLine<<endl;
				outFile.flush();
			}
			//if currentLine contains branchName set found=1 and make object
		}
		if (found==0) {
			//make object out of branchName 
			currBranch->bName=branchName;
			currBranch->netValue=0.0;
			cout <<currBranch->bName<<" ::Newest branch in BA Bank with net value: $"<<currBranch->netValue<<endl;
			found=1;
		}
	}
	inFile.close();
	outFile.close();
	//write tmp back to Branch.txt
	inFile.open("tmp.txt");
	outFile.open("Branch.txt");
	//ifstream inFile2("Branch.txt");
	//ofstream outFile2("tmp.txt");
	if (inFile.is_open()){
		string line;
		while (!inFile.eof()){
			getline(inFile,line);
			outFile<<line<<endl;
			outFile.flush();
		}
		
	}
	inFile.close();
	outFile.close();
	//return currBranch;
	
}

This is my Branch class

#include "Branch.h"
#include <string>
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <vector>
//#include <map.h>
using namespace std;

//string bName;
//double netValue;
//double action;
//vector<double> accounts;
//vector <int> typeAccout;








Branch::Branch(string *name){
	this->bName= *name;
	this->netValue=0;
	this->action=0;
	vector <int> *accounts;
	vector <int> *accType;
	
}
Branch::Branch(string *name, double val,double action)//if action is -1 
{
	this->bName=*name;
	this->netValue=val;
	this->action=action;
	vector <int> *accounts;
	//open account.txt and match using bName and update type account:: also remove line from file once added to vector
	ifstream inFile("Account.txt");
	inFile.close();

}
Branch::~Branch(){}
void Branch::applyInterest(){
	//for each account in accounts look up accType and call apply interest.  use switch statment
}
void Branch::addAccount(string name, int ssn, int cred, int type, double val){
	//construct Client object and write to Client.txt
	//add account to current array and also it's type to accType
	
	
	
}
void Branch::withdraw(double value, double index){
	//get accType at index and ceate account use switch statement 
	
	
}
void Branch::update(){
	//for each account get accType and cast it, call update() for that account
	
	
	
} 
void Branch::close(){
	//write back to Account.txt
	ofstream outFile("Account.txt",ios::app);
	outFile.close();
	//write back to Bank.txt
	outFile.open("Bank.txt",ios::app);
	outFile.close();
	
}

I've ran into similar problems before due to shallow copy, but shouldn't using a pointer solve the problem?

I should say that I didn't want my code to be discovered by fellow students in my class who also use this website hence the obscure name. I should also note that my code compiles and it's a run time eror.

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