using varaibles to store data?

This is a discussion on using varaibles to store data? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; ok so I wanna use varaibles to store data. The thing is I wanna use the Cin >> input so ...

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    using varaibles to store data?

    ok so I wanna use varaibles to store data. The thing is I wanna use the Cin >> input so that everything people type in is stored in the program. I understand that you can allow users to type in info and store the info in varaibles. Im making a artificial intelligence program and I want certain info to be stored in certain parts of the program. Lets say for example I want some info people type in to go to say the "long Term memory database" while I want other info to go to the "short term memory database." Can I do this using variables alone? Sorry im new to C++. Thanks

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    i'm guessing you want the data to stay after the program closes. The best way i know if is store all of it in a text file.

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    how do I store it in a text file, what would this method be known as? Sorry im still learning.

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    Use an fstream.
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    thanks manutd. What exactly does a fstream do? Im a little confused.

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    If you understand cout, it's like that. It's something called a buffer. The << operator puts its left operand (the text) into it's right (your file). When you flush the buffer, it outputs the text.
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    thanks manutd. I will try it out.

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