Can't get array to output correctly

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    I am working with a problem that pulls information from an input file. Here is the .cpp file:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <iomanip>
    #include <fstream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    main(){
        char firstName[5][12];
        char lastName[5][15];
        int ssn[9];
        int hoursWorked[5];
        double grossPay[5],netPay[5],hourlyRate[5],otHours[5],otPay[5],taxRate[5], regularPay[5],taxAmount[5];
    
        int counter=0;
        int i;
        ifstream fin("payroll.txt");
        if(!fin){
            cout<<"Could not read input file. \n";
            return 1;
        }
    
    while(fin>>firstName[counter]>>lastName[counter]>>ssn[counter]>>hoursWorked[counter]>>hourlyRate[counter]>>otHours[counter]>>otPay[counter]>>regularPay[counter]>>grossPay[counter]>>taxAmount[counter]>>netPay[counter])
        {
            cout<<grossPay[counter]<<endl;
            //cout<<lastName[counter];
            cout<<"Counter is: "<<counter;
            counter++;
            cout<<"Now: "<<counter;
        }
    } // end main
    The payroll.txt file contains the following data:
    SampleFirst SampleLast M 555555555 40 35 0 0 1400 1400 140 1260
    John Smith M 77777777 50 10 10 100 500 600 30 570

    Oddly enough, if I take out the braces around the while loop, it will output the counter values. The statement to check if the file is opened always fires correctly (i'm assuming, since it does not throw an error).

    Thanks for the help!

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    Doh! Somehow forget one of the variables.

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    Yep, the loop evaluates to false the first time through since you're attempting to read in an integer ssn where there is a char in the file... so you never enter the loop body.
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