# Reading data from a table file

• Fortran
Hello
I am very new to programming and fortran. I have a text file formatted the following way:

Name Peter John Sally Joseph Luke Vader etc...
age XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
height XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
weigh XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
etc...​

I want fortran to only read the data of the people I ask him to. If I ask for Luke and Sally, I want him to return their respective age, height and weight while assigning them to specific variables.

I have played around with various do loops with if statements but I cant get it to work properly... I don't know how to do this. Can anyone help ?

Thank you

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Borg
Gold Member
It would help if you showed what you have attempted so far. Please use the code tags for your code also.

jedishrfu
Mentor
You could also provide the steps you think need to be done in plain english to accomplish the task.

Code:
0 ask for names you want to report on
1 open file
3 if line starts with name ...