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Thread: File reading from a specific point on a line

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    Default File reading from a specific point on a line

    Hi, I am having some trouble with reading a line at a specific point. For example I have several lines of data similar to this:

    Talsma,Tegan,743448,F,4F1,4K2,S4,950805,9051726485

    I want the buffer reader to read the numbers after the last comma. How could I do this? At first I considered using a for loop to count up to 8 commas. Is there an easier way?


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    Default Re: File reading from a specific point on a line

    You could tokenize the String manually by looping over each character to count the comma's, study the String API to see if there are methods that will allow you to split the string on the comma (hint), or use a regular expression to capture the group (advance and most likely overkill)

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    Oh...yeah I completely forgot about String.split. Thanks a lot!

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    You could even use lastIndexOf and substring.
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