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Thread: Reading file into array. PLEASE HELP! :)

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    Default Reading file into array. PLEASE HELP! :)

    Hi everyone. I'm very new to programming. I have a file titled AwardYears.txt and need help reading the file into an array. I have the code for everything else I need to do with the array, I just don't know how to input it from the file.
    The text file looks like this:
    Award Winners from 1990 to 2010
    John Smith 1999 2000 2009 2010
    John Doe 2000 2001 2002
    Jane Doe 2001 2004 2005
    Bob Angelo 1992 1995 2002

    I need to input the names into name variables and the dates into date variables. Any advice on how to do this?

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    Default Re: Reading file into array. PLEASE HELP! :)

    To get started reading from a file I suggest one of these:
    Scanner (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)
    BufferedReader (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)
    Although, I am partial to the Scanner class, both work nicely. Now, without knowing whether you are going to just use a one dimensional array of type String to hold the data or something more object oriented, I can't really help much more than that. When you say "name variables" and "date variables" it is impossible to deduce if you are suggesting there is a name class and a date class or if they are just Strings. Showing the code that you have so far could help out a bit.

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