hi, i didn't get any reply probably coz ya didn't understand what i mean !
alright i'll make it simple.
i have a file in excel and i have to read from this file
here is the contents of this file

2,joined,2929828,429.6,2
4,toytoy,2929299,122.8,19
3,front shift,2299229,205,22
3,shift,1111111,222,20
...
...
...

I wrote this code

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
#include<iostream>
using namespace std;
typedef struct sales 
{ 
int number;
char item[50]; 
char partnum[15];
float cost; 
char day[6];
};
sales rSales[197];
int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
FILE *fp;
fp=fopen("cust.csv","r");
char bufferCustNum[40];
char bufferCost[40];
for (int i=0; i<197; i++)
{
fgets(bufferCustNum,3,fp);
rSales[i].number=atol(bufferCustNum);
fgets(rSales[i].item,sizeof(rSales[i].item),fp);
fgets(rSales[i].part_number,sizeof(rSales[i].partnum,fp);
fgets(bufferCost,6,fp);
rSales[i].cost=atof(bufferCost);
fgets(rSales[i].day,sizeof(rSales[i].day),fp);
}
for (int j=0; j<10; j++)
{
printf("number: %i\n", rSales[j].number);
printf("Item : %s\n",rSales[j].item);
printf("partnum: %s\n",rSales[j].partnum);
printf("bufferCost: %f\n",rSales[j].cost);
printf("day: %s\n\n",rSales[j].day);
}
system("pause");
return 0;
}

all what i'm trying to do is to store each part of the stream in the specific array and display it !
but the problem is that i'm still getting the ',' between the characters...
does any one know how to remove it without changing the struct ?!
or any idea how to write a while loop to read each character untill it reaches the comma and store it ?!
example: 2,joined,2929828,429.6,2
first it read the 2 and store it in rSales.number without storing the ',' and keep going untill it reach the end of the line !
i know how to write the pseudo but i dont know how to implement in the real code !
i'll appreciate any Help:?:
thanks

>> i didn't get any reply
I don't recall seeing another post -- did I miss it?

1. is that a C or a C++ program? You include both stdio.h and iostream, yet you use C file i/o functions. Make up your mind which kind of program you want and stick to it.

2. the code does not even compile cleanly. before attempting to answer your question you need to fix all the compile errors, then repost the code.

3. next time please use proper indentation -- the code is terrible to read as it is now. I hope you don't write all your programs like that.

:) heheh
wel it was only a scratch i'm trying to do a totally different program...
and its C.

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
typedef struct sales 
{ 
int customer_number;
char item[50]; 
char part_number[15];
float cost; 
char date[6];
};
sales rSales[197];
int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
FILE *fp;
fp=fopen("sales.csv","r");
char bufferCustNum[40];
char bufferCost[40];
for (int i=0; i<197; i++)
{
fgets(bufferCustNum,3,fp);
rSales[i].customer_number=atol(bufferCustNum);
fgets(rSales[i].item,sizeof(rSales[i].item),fp);
fgets(rSales[i].part_number,sizeof(rSales[i].part_number),fp);
fgets(bufferCost,6,fp);
rSales[i].cost=atof(bufferCost);
fgets(rSales[i].date,sizeof(rSales[i].date),fp);
}
for (int j=0; j<10; j++)
{
printf("customer number : %i\n", rSales[j].customer_number);
printf("Item : %s\n",rSales[j].item);
printf("Part Number : %s\n",rSales[j].part_number);
printf("Cost: %i\n",rSales[j].cost);
printf("Date: %s\n\n",rSales[j].date);
}
return 0;
}

thx mate !

you can use strtok() to extract the individual fields.

while( fgets(buf,sizeof(buf),fp) != NULL)
	{
		rSales[i].number = atoi(strtok(buf,","));
		strcpy(rSales[i].item, strtok(NULL,","));
		strcpy(rSales[i].partnum, strtok(NULL,","));
		rSales[i].cost = (float)atof(strtok(NULL,","));
		strcpy(rSales[i].day, strtok(NULL,","));
		++i;

	}

[edit] you might want to read Dave's links from this post[/edit]

aw thats beautifull !!!
cheers mate i'll work on strtok() !!! better know how it works :)

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