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  1. #1
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    Need script/program [Paying!]

    Hi guys,

    I've came to a problem, I have my members details in two .txt files.

    1.txt and 2.txt

    1.txt containing there name and 2.txt containing there address.

    Each line in the txt file ends with there 13 digit membership number.

    So what I've been doing is copying the membership number from 1.txt and searching 2.txt to match the name to the correct address.

    I need some sort of script in which i can paste all membership numbers 1 per line and combine the lines together. For example:

    I list the membership numbers.
    I load 1.txt and 2.txt

    123456789 being the first membership number to process.

    Joe Soap 123456789 is found in 1.txt
    11 Bubble Bath Lane 12356789 is found in 2.txt

    Output.txt -> Joe Soap 123456789 11 Bubble Bath Lane 12356789

    If anyone has the idea of what i need done here and your capable of doing it, im willing to pay for this sort of script.

    It doesnt need to be in java.

    I can't do this manually since there is thousands.

    Please reply with your skype/msn/messenger if you can do this we will talk about a price.

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    Supreme Master coder! Old Pedant's Avatar
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    Well, the *RIGHT* answer is to stop using text files! That might have been an okay answer when you had a handful of members, but once you got to even 100 or so it was past time to start using a database.

    And that means writing server-side code: PHP or ASP or JSP.

    You *can* do this with text files on the server and using JavaScript, but it's a really bad solution. It's also very very insecure, because anybody with a JavaScript debugger (which means anyone with a browser!) can intercept your data and read your ENTIRE membership list, with addresses. How do you think your members would feel about you exposing their name and address to the ENTIRE WORLD?

    If I found you were doing this, I might be tempted to sue you for breach of privacy.

    With a server-side solution, you still might show member's addresses to other members, but at least you'd be able to ensure that *ONLY* members can see the data. You have no such protection in an all HTML/JavaScript system.
    Be yourself. No one else is as qualified.

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    Supreme Master coder! Philip M's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JobNeedsDone View Post
    It doesnt need to be in java.
    This is the JavaScript forum. Java and Javascript are entirely different programming languages, in spite of the confusingly similar names. Rather like Austria and Australia!

    All the code given in this post has been tested and is intended to address the question asked.
    Unless stated otherwise it is not just a demonstration.

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    Do you need this merge to be done every time someone references your data, or do you need those files merged once and you would then use that single result file each time?

    If you wish to maintain those two base files separately forever, the only good answer is a database. If you wish to merge them once and then use that result, the best answer still might be a database, but done much differently.

    PM me and we'll talk.
    Having said that, I've probably told you more than I know.

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    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
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    Looks like they got what they wanted already in this thread.


    Curious to see if the person who gave them the code gets paid.


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