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Thread: Writing to output text file

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    Default Writing to output text file

    Hello all,

    I have been working on a program and it is almost done, however I have 2 small issues:
    Number 1: I need to write my information to an output.txt file, however, I can't seem to get the information to the text file and can't figure out why.
    Number 2: I need to have my output information separated line by line, but right now it is all listed on the same line.

    Here is my program so far
    package tastwob;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.BufferedWriter;
    import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.io.PrintWriter;
    import java.io.FileReader;
    import java.io.File;
    import java.io.FileWriter;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.Collections;
    public class TasktwoB{
          public static void main(String[] args) throws FileNotFoundException, IOException
         // Prompt for the input and output file names
            Scanner console = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.print("Please enter the Filename here:   ");
            String inputFile = console.next();
         // Create variables
            ArrayList propids = new ArrayList();
            String line = null ;
            int count = 0;
            double sum = 0;
             BufferedWriter pwfo = null;
                 File input = new File(inputFile);   
                 BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(input));
                 pwfo = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("C:\\Users\\Bosco\\Documents\\NetBeansProjects\\Tasktwo\\src\\tasktwo\\overview.txt", true));
                 PrintWriter pwo = new PrintWriter(pwfo);
                 while ((line = in.readLine())!= null)     
                String[] plist = line.split("[\\s}]");
                Double pvalue = Double.parseDouble(plist[2]);
                //for (int i=0; i < plist.length; i++)
                    sum+= pvalue;
            //int i = 0;
                System.out.println("Total properties listed:  " + count);
                System.out.println("Total value of properties listed: " +(sum)+ "0" +"\n");
            Scanner idfile = new Scanner((input));
              //print property ids
    	       while (idfile.hasNextLine())
    	         line = idfile.nextLine();
    	         String[] fields = line.split("[\\s}]");
    	         String pids = (fields [0]);   
                        //for(int i =0; i<propids.size();i++)   
              //close Print Writer
              }catch(Exception e){

    I am reading information from a text file as follows:

    110001 commercial 500000.00 101
    110223 residential 100000.00 101
    110020 commercial 1000000.00 107
    110333 land 30000.00 105
    110442 farm 200000.00 106
    110421 land 40000.00 107
    112352 residential 250000.00 110

    My output should look like this:

    Total properties listed: 7
    Total value of properties listed: 2120000.00


    but it looks like this:

    Total properties listed: 7
    Total value of properties listed: 2120000.00

    [110001, 110020, 110223, 110333, 110421, 110442, 112352]

    and it is not writing to the overview.txt file as it should.

    I thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

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    it is not writing to the overview.txt file as it should.
    What does it write to the file?

    To have String data be on separate lines in the output file, you need to write a lineend character(\n) at the end of each line. The println() method will do it for you.

    If you want your print out to be one per line you will need a loop to get the items one at a time and print them.
    Last edited by Norm; May 13th, 2012 at 06:47 PM.
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    The issue hire you are printing out your list... You will need to iterate through each element of the list, the single System.out.println(propids) will not iterate, but will print what you see... Once you loop though the list...

    for (String s : propids) {

    you should see what you seek...

    Hope this helps.


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