Im trying to read some integers values from a text file.
The problem is that first lines of the text files contains some text and only then theres the values that i want to read into variables , and i dont know how to get down three lines and then read using fscanf .

TEXT FILE(storeinfo.txt):
Stores Information:
Store Code Store Size Store Workers Store Income
951 1200 7 67000
952 1452 12 92833
953 800 5 41000
954 1000 6 61000
955 1500 12 100321


#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
typedef struct
 int code;
 int size;
 int workers;
 int total;
int main()
 int i;
 FILE *filein;
 char source[40];
 store storearr[5]={0};
 printf ("Enter a source filename: ");
 filein = fopen (source,"rt");
 if (filein == NULL)
  printf ("Unable to open sourcefile...\n");
 for (i=0;i<5;i++)
  fscanf(filein,"%d %d %d %d\n",&storearr[i].code,&storearr[i].size,&storearr[i].workers,&storearr[i].total);
 for (i=0;i<5;i++)
  printf ("%-15d %-15d %-15d %-15d\n",storearr[i].code,storearr[i].size,storearr[i].workers,storearr[i].total);
 fclose (filein);
 return 0;

Keep a counter which will be initialized to 1, fgets the entire line of text in a character array, skip the first two lines using the counter previously mentioned and start reading from the third line.

Read this for using fgets.

can you please post a code example ?

Member Avatar for iamthwee
#include <stdio.h> 
#include <stdlib.h> 

#define MYFILE "c:\\example.txt" 

int main(void)
  FILE *fp;
  char buf[BUFSIZ] = "blah";
  int i;
  if ((fp = fopen(MYFILE, "r")) == NULL)
    perror (MYFILE);
    return (EXIT_FAILURE);
  i = 0;

  while (fgets(buf, sizeof(buf), fp) != NULL)
    if (i==0 || i == 1)      
      printf("Skip these\n");
      printf ("Line %2d: %s", i, buf);
commented: Thanks -Aia +1

Thanks for the help guys !

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