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Thread: Can't work out how to read object from .txt file

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    Default Can't work out how to read object from .txt file

    I need a method that will be able to load the following from a text file and turn them into Book objects:

    Harbour:John Lindqvist:horror:2006
    Northern Lightshilip Pullman:fantasy:1998
    City of Lost Souls:Cassandra Clare:fantasy:2012
    Robinson Crusoeaniel Defoe:adventure:1719

    The book object has the parameters - String title - String author - String genre - int year(in that order). I can read and save if the title, author and genre are one word each, but I can't work out how to read them if the Strings contain spaces, let alone read the file separating each parameter with the ":".

    Can anyone at least let me know which API I should be using to read objects saved in this format.

    An example method would be amazing, but I understand if that's too lazy of me. I'm new to this forum.

    Thanks heap!!!!


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    Default Re: Can't work out how to read object from .txt file

    Have you read about the String class? What about the Scanner class?
    There are ways to split a string up at a specified string or character. See what some reading can find.

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