quoted-comma-delimited files

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    I am new to C++ and was needing to work with some quoted-comma-delimited files, but the only examples I can find are # delimited.

    "1313 Mockingbird Ln","Any Town","CA"

    How do you account for the quotes and comma so that you can use just the information?

    Any help would relieve a little stress

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    "1313 Mockingbird Ln","Any Town","CA"
    Try something like this: you need to #include <string.h>
    Code:
    char* delim="", ";
    char* hold;
    char* mystring=""1313 Mockingbird Ln","Any Town","CA"";
    hold=strtok(mystring, delim);
    for (someconditions;){
         hold=strtok(NULL, delim);
         printf("%s \n",hold);
    }
    this should print out: 1313
    Mockingbird
    Ln
    Any
    Town
    CA
    Turn no more aside and brood
    Upon love's bitter mysteries
    For Fergus rules the brazen cars...

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    Re: quoted-comma-delimited files

    Originally posted by my68gto
    I am new to C++ and was needing to work with some quoted-comma-delimited files, but the only examples I can find are # delimited.

    "1313 Mockingbird Ln","Any Town","CA"

    How do you account for the quotes and comma so that you can use just the information?

    Any help would relieve a little stress
    Thanks for the info. One problem I am having with the code you submitted it the double quote. The complier doesn't like having """ it seems to treat like the first 2 go together, but the third one is an orphan looking for a mate - any suggestions

    Thanks again

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    Like this
    char *quotes = "hello \"world \" ";

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    Originally posted by Salem
    Like this
    char *quotes = "hello \"world \" ";

    Quote

    I am working with a file that is formatted like this:

    "John","Doe","1313 Mockinbird Ln"."Yourtown"."CA","12345-6789"

    how do I detect the " ? This is my problem.

    Thanks

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