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ASP OpenTextFile

Article by: Jeff Anderson (9/2/2006)
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Summary: An introduction to the OpenTextFile Method of the FileSystemObject
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ASP OpenTextFile



There are three ways you can open a text file using the OpenTextFile method of the FileSystemObject:

  • ForReading
  • ForWriting
  • ForAppending

    There is also an optional overwrite variable (Boolean, so true allows overwrites, false doesn't)

    There's also an option to specify the format for 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.

    As an example, here's how we open a file to append:

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