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Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Bad file mode (Error 54)

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Statements used in manipulating file contents must be appropriate to the mode in which the file was opened. This error has the following causes and solutions:

  • A Put or Get statement is specifying a sequential file.

    Put and Get can only refer to files opened for Random or Binary access.

  • A Print # statement specifies a file opened for an access mode other than Output or Append.

    Use a different statement to place data in the file or reopen the file in an appropriate mode.

  • An Input # statement specifies a file opened for an access mode other than Input.

    Use a different statement to place data in the file or reopen the file in Input mode.

  • You attempted to write to a read-only file.

    Change the read/write status of the file or don't try to write to it.

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