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ASP OpenTextFile Method


FileSystemObject Object Reference Complete FileSystemObject Object Reference

The OpenTextFile method opens a specified file and returns a TextStream object that can be used to access the file.

Syntax

FileSystemObject.OpenTextFile(fname,mode,create,format)

Parameter Description
fname Required. The name of the file to open
mode Optional. How to open the file
1=ForReading - Open a file for reading. You cannot write to this file.
2=ForWriting - Open a file for writing.
8=ForAppending - Open a file and write to the end of the file.
create Optional. Sets whether a new file can be created if the filename does not exist. True indicates that a new file can be created, and False indicates that a new file will not be created. False is default
format Optional. The format of the file
0=TristateFalse - Open the file as ASCII. This is default.
-1=TristateTrue - Open the file as Unicode.
-2=TristateUseDefault - Open the file using the system default.

Example

<%
dim fs,f
set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set f=fs.OpenTextFile(Server.MapPath("testread.txt"),8,true)
f.WriteLine("This text will be added to the end of file")
f.Close
set f=Nothing
set fs=Nothing
%>


FileSystemObject Object Reference Complete FileSystemObject Object Reference

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