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i have a program that makes a 3x8 array and saves it in the format Date_Store#_store.txt Now I need to call that file in another program and take the 5 stores (five diff store # for each date) and enter their data into a 5x3x8 array using a user defined date.

the program will begin by asking for a date. once one is entered it will take all 5 stores and enter them into the 5x3x8 array. from there i should be able to display the data for each store and all combined stores on my own.

I just have a couple questions:

where do i start? . . . how do i break apart the file name into "date" and "store_number" strings?

how do i makes sure they will be in the same order every time even if one of those stores files isnt there?

how can i thank you guys enough for consistently helping me?


Thanks in advance for all the help.
 
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ESXi Server
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27", Dell 24", Samsung 22", Sony 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
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