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    Albert is offline Senior Member
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    Default Problem with storing and retrieving from a textfile

    I used these lines of code for getting data from text field and storing into a textfile.
    But this overwrites into same place, all i want to do is storing more than one data in a same file.

    Also I could not retrieve data from a text file using BufferedReader method.
    Java Code:
    //try
    {
    BufferedWriter fileOut = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("filename.txt"));  //Create the Buffered Writer object to write to a file called filename.txt
    fileOut.write(myTextField.getText());
     // Write to the file, using the text from our textfield
    fileOut.close(); // Close the output stream after all output is done.
    }
    catch (IOException ioe)
    {
    ioe.printStackTrace();
    //}
    Greetings.
    Albert:rolleyes:

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    susan is offline Member
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    You'll probably want to use .append(char c) rather than .write()

    Writer (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)
    BufferedWriter (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)

    Another way (besides what Gox has written) is when you create the new FileWriter is to add a boolean of true for appending.

    Java Code:
    import java.io.*;
    public class test
    {
      public static void main (String args[]) throws IOException
      {
        BufferedWriter stdout = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("file.txt", true));
      }
    }
    That will always append to the end when you do stdout.write("something");
    FileWriter (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)

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