Binary Files

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-17-92 (16:21)             Number: 62
From: JEAN CREPEAU                 Refer#: NONE
  To: KEITH WATKINS                 Recvd: NO  
Subj: Binary Files                   Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
In a message to ALL, KEITH WATKINS wrote:
KW=>  I am trying to use binary for the first time.  I run this program and
    it appears to update ok until it hits the PUT #1 , , PRICE1$.  When  it
    hits that it  blows up.   Can any one  see what I  am doing wrong here.
    Thanks!  -Keith

        When you PUT  #1,,string, QuickBASIC write  only the characters  in
the string.  If you  plan to  used variable-lenght  strings, you  must also
write the lenght of the string. Use the following sentences:

TEMP$=MKI$(LEN(string))+string:PUT #1,,TEMP$
TEMP%=LEN(string):PUT #1,,TEMP%:PUT #1,,string
        These two lines will save the lenght of the string and then all the
characters in the string.

        This will read the string back into a string variable.

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