help with a text database

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    hello. im a computer programming student at my high school and im using ideas for a final project, but its something we havent done. the reason i want to do it is to have an example in my essay and proof why i want to take the schools Advanced Computer Progamming course. what i'm trying to do is take about, for example, 4-5 students and organize a program that will produce something like the following. the only thing im wondering if anyone can help me is how to add, delete, and so on from a text file. i've looked online and books and i dont really understand it much.

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        Name: John Smith
        ID number: 10001
        Address: 123 E 9th St
        Grade: 11
        Phone: 212-555-1234
            STUDENT ADDED
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            Enter ID: 10001
                ID#     Name          Address         Phone           GR   HR
                10001   John Smith    123 E 9th St    212-555-1234    11   2990
    does anyone have any ideas where i can understand how to do this or anyone that can help me? and help would be greatly appreciated. im sure this is very hard to do but im willing to teach myself lol.

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    Luckily that is not very hard, are you familiar with fstream? http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/lesson10.html

    When loading in the database, I might suggest defining a struct (or class) called student, and storing a list of these in an STL vector.

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