VBA Reading a text file using a FileSystemObject


Example

Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
Const ForAppending = 8

Sub ReadTextFileExample()
    Dim fso As Object
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    Dim sourceFile As Object
    Dim myFilePath As String
    Dim myFileText As String

    myFilePath = "C:\mypath\to\myfile.txt"
    Set sourceFile = fso.OpenTextFile(myFilePath, ForReading)
    myFileText = sourceFile.ReadAll ' myFileText now contains the content of the text file
    sourceFile.Close ' close the file
    ' do whatever you might need to do with the text

    ' You can also read it line by line
    Dim line As String
    Set sourceFile = fso.OpenTextFile(myFilePath, ForReading)
    While Not sourceFile.AtEndOfStream ' while we are not finished reading through the file
        line = sourceFile.ReadLine
        ' do something with the line...
    Wend
    sourceFile.Close
End Sub