Thread: How store sorted values in a text file after using Bubble sort?

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    How store sorted values in a text file after using Bubble sort?

    I'm trying to create a program that reads a file, sort the values in ascending order using bubble sort and then update the file with the new sorted values. When I ran the code it prints the sorted values, but the text file is blank. I'm new to this type of programming technique and any help would be appreciated.

    void bubbleSort(int myArray[]);
    int main(){
        FILE *fptr;
        char ptr[1000] = "numbers.txt";
        int myArray[500];
        int i;
        fptr = fopen(ptr,"r");
        if (fptr == NULL){
            printf("Error Reading File\n");
        for (i = 0; i < 7; i++){
            fscanf(fptr, "%d,", &myArray[i]);
        for (i = 0; i < 7; i++){
            printf("Number: %d\n", myArray[i]);
        for (i = 0; i < 7; i++){
            printf("Sorted numbers: %d\n", myArray[i]);
            fptr = fopen(ptr,"w");
        return 0;
    void bubbleSort(int myArray[]){
        int i, j, temp;
        for(i = 0; i < 7 - 1; i++){
            for(j = 0; j < 7 - 1; j++){
                if (myArray[j] > myArray[j+1]){
                    temp = myArray[j];
                    myArray[j] = myArray[j+1];
                    myArray[j+1] = temp;
    Last edited by JonathanSimo; 09-27-2020 at 11:17 AM.

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    > fptr = fopen(ptr,"w");
    1. You only need to do this once.
    2. You need close the file for reading, before you open it for writing.
    3. Look how you used fscanf - now do the same using fprintf.
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    Thanks mate, I got the program to work correctly. Appreciated the help!

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