I am trying to load some variables from an SD card on the start up of my arduino Uno. I have been given some advice but am unable to communicate at the same hours. Using this advice, I have the following edited code, but it doesn't work and I believe that it's my implementation that is the problem. All help would be greatly appreciated.

myFile = SD.open("test.txt", FILE_READ);
    if (myFile) {
        while (myFile.available()) {

            km = myFile.parseInt();
            kmTemp = myFile.parseFloat();
            kmrevs = myFile.parseInt();
            miles = myFile.parseInt();
            milesTemp = myFile.parseFloat();
            milesrevs = myFile.parseInt();

    else {
        Serial.println("Read Error");
  • 1
    How is it not working? Describe further. And what is actually written in the file you want to read?
    – chrisl
    May 6 '18 at 13:55
  • The program gathers/calculates 6 pieces of data which is then saved to a text file on an SD card. The text file displays the 6 pieces of data in a vertical list. On power up of the arduino, I am trying to make the program read these 6 bits of data, assigning the values to 6 different variables before the program hits the loop (this script is within setup() if that eliminates a question). May 6 '18 at 14:08
  • When ran and then restarted the data output is at the programs defaults of '0' & '0.000000' where floats apply....not the data that is saved on the disk. May 6 '18 at 14:09
  • You still have not listed the file from your SDCard. Make sure you are using a plain text editor for this. For example, Microsoft Word or Adobe Framemaker would add an unbelievable amount of overhead that would confuse the parsing library.
    – st2000
    May 6 '18 at 15:43
  • what is actually written in the file you want to read? please answer this question.
    – Gerben
    May 6 '18 at 15:44

in you previous question, where I answered, you had no commas or new-lines in the example file content. the parseInt and parseFloat ignores only spaces by default.

remove the commas or read them or ignore them with parseInt parameter SKIP_ALL

km = myFile.parseInt(SKIP_ALL);
  • Hi there is no commas, it's just in the comments section, whenever I press enter it posts the message instead of starts a new line....so I used commas to seperate the different data. May 6 '18 at 21:47
  • Hi Juraj. I have to admit, I have never analysed anything as much as your two answers. I feel that my bank holiday was no longer wasted as I have finally worked out what you meant. All is rolling amazingly now and it's just what I wanted. Thank you. May 8 '18 at 10:14

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