Hello all, it's my first post. Nice to meet you etc...!
I have made a Flex app with one text entry and a submit
button. I want to search a text file (or possibly spreadsheet if
that's easier) and display information in an Alert box based on
what was entered in the text entry field.
Where can I read about parsing text files etc to help me with
Assuming you were using AIR, you would need to load the file
(never used AIR) and then use the String class to parse the data if
it was CSV, presumably, or the XML parsing builtin to Flex if XML.
Otherwise, for plain flex in a browser you would need to load your
'text file' as a webserver request.