LassoScript Utility
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Tag Link [File->SetPosition] Category File
Type Member Source Available Yes
Support Preferred Version 7.0
Change Unchanged Data Source Any
Output Type None Security File
Implementation LCAPI Sets Lasso 8.5, Lasso 8.0, Lasso 7.0


Sets the position of the files read/write marker. Requires an integer line or character position (depending on the read mode) as a parameter. All subsequent reads and writes will occur at the given position.


[File Variable->(SetPosition: Integer)]


Required Parameters
Integer The line number or character position number (depending on read mode).


To read characters from a file starting at a specified position:

Characters can be read starting at a set position using the [File->SetPosition] tag before the [File->Read] tag. The example below reads 240 characters starting at character number 16.

[Var:'File'=(File: 'myfile.txt', File_OpenRead, File_ModeChar)]
[$File->(SetPosition: 16)]
[$File->(Read: 240)][$File->Close]