Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Seek Function

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Returns a Long specifying the current read/write position within a file opened using the Open statement.

Syntax

Seek(filenumber)

The required filenumber argument is an Integer containing a valid file number.

Remarks

Seek returns a value between 1 and 2,147,483,647 (equivalent to 2^31  1), inclusive.

The following describes the return values for each file access mode.

Mode Return Value
Random Number of the next record read or written
Binary,
Output,
Append,
Input
Byte position at which the next operation takes place. The first byte in a file is at position 1, the second byte is at position 2, and so on.

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