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» SD 04: Read file

This example shows how to turn on the SD card. Append data at the end of the SD file and then how to read it.

Required Materials

1 x Waspmote PRO
1 x Battery
1 x SD card
1 x MiniUSB wire

Notes

* Remember that only 8.3 SHORT FILE NAME are valid for files and directories
* Make sure Waspmote is switched off before inserting or removing the SD card. Otherwise, the SD card could be damaged.
* Waspmote must not be switched off or reseted while there are ongoing read or write operations in the SD card. Otherwise, the SD card could be damaged and data could be lost. If you suspect that there may be some ongoing SD operations, wait a while until they are completed.

Code

/*  
 *  ------ [SD_04] - Read data from SD file -------- 
 *  
 *  Explanation: Turn on the SD card. Append data at the end of
 *  the SD file and then show how to read it.
 *  
 *  Copyright (C) 2014 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L. 
 *  http://www.libelium.com 
 *  
 *  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify 
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by 
 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or 
 *  (at your option) any later version. 
 *  
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
 *  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the 
 *  GNU General Public License for more details. 
 *  
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License 
 *  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. 
 *  
 *  Version:           0.4
 *  Design:            David Gascón 
 *  Implementation:    Yuri Carmona
 */

// define file name: MUST be 8.3 SHORT FILE NAME
char* filename="FILE4.TXT";

// array in order to read data
char output[101];

// define variable
uint8_t sd_answer;


void setup()
{
  // open USB port
  USB.ON();
  USB.println(F("SD_4 example"));
  
  // Set SD ON
  SD.ON();
    
  // Delete file
  sd_answer = SD.del(filename);
  
  if( sd_answer == 1 )
  {
    USB.println(F("file deleted"));
  }
  else 
  {
    USB.println(F("file NOT deleted"));  
  }
    
  // Create file
  sd_answer = SD.create(filename);
  
  if( sd_answer == 1 )
  {
    USB.println(F("file created"));
  }
  else 
  {
    USB.println(F("file NOT created"));  
  } 
  
  // Append data to file
  SD.appendln(filename,"aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa");
  SD.appendln(filename,"bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb");
  SD.appendln(filename,"cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc");
  SD.appendln(filename,"dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd");
  SD.appendln(filename,"eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee");
  SD.appendln(filename,"ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff");
  SD.appendln(filename,"gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg");
  SD.appendln(filename,"hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh");
  SD.appendln(filename,"iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii");
  
  USB.println(F("\n-------------------"));
  USB.print(F("SHOW THE FILE CONTENTS"));
  SD.showFile(filename);
  
  delay(3000);  
  
}


void loop()
{ 
  
  // 1 - SD.cat
  // Read file bytes using different values of 
  // offset (first position to be read) and 
  // scope (number of bytes to be read)
  USB.println(F("\n\n-----------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("1 - Use of SD.cat function"));
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("Read file in bytes (offset:0; scope:10):"));
  SD.cat(filename,0,10);   
  USB.println(SD.buffer);
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);
  
  USB.println(F("Read file in bytes (offset:25; scope:10):"));
  SD.cat( filename, 25, 10); 
  USB.println( SD.buffer );    
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);
  
  USB.println(F("Read file in bytes (offset:0; scope:1000) [256 bytes max]:"));
  SD.cat( filename, 0, 1000);   
  USB.println( SD.buffer);
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(3000); 
 
  
  // 2 - SD.catBin
  // Read file hexadecimal data using different values of 
  // offset (first position to be read) and 
  // scope (number of bytes to be read)
  USB.println(F("\n\n-----------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("2 - Use of SD.catBin function"));
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("Read binary data (offset:0; scope:10):")); 
  SD.catBin(filename,0,10);
  Utils.hex2str( SD.bufferBin, output, 10);
  USB.println( output );  
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);
  
  USB.println(F("Read binary data (offset:25; scope:10):"));
  SD.catBin(filename,25,10);
  Utils.hex2str( SD.bufferBin, output, 10);
  USB.println( output );    
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);
  
  USB.println(F("Read binary data (offset:0; scope:50):"));
  SD.catBin( filename, 0, 50);
  Utils.hex2str( SD.bufferBin, output, 50);
  USB.println( output );    
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(3000);
   
     
  // 3 - SD.catln
  // Read file lines using different values of 
  // offset (first line to be read) and 
  // scope (number of lines to be read)
  USB.println(F("\n\n-----------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("3 - Use of SD.catln function"));
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("Read file lines (offset:0; scope:1):"));
  SD.catln(filename,0,1);   
  USB.println( SD.buffer );
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);  
  
  USB.println(F("Read file lines (offset:1; scope:1):"));
  SD.catln(filename,1,1);  
  USB.println( SD.buffer );
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);  
  
  USB.println(F("Read file lines (offset:2; scope:1):"));
  SD.catln(filename,2,1);   
  USB.println( SD.buffer );
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);  
  
  USB.println(F("Read file lines (offset:0; scope:5):"));
  SD.catln(filename,0,5);   
  USB.println( SD.buffer );
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  delay(1000);  
  
  USB.println(F("Read file lines (offset:0; scope:25) [256 bytes max]:"));
  SD.catln(filename,0,25);  
  USB.println( SD.buffer );  
  USB.println(F("-----------------------------"));
  
  USB.println(F("*****************************"));
 
  delay(10000); 
 
}

Output

E#
SD_4 example
file deleted
file created

-------------------
SHOW THE FILE CONTENTS
-------------------
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

-------------------


-----------------------------
1 - Use of SD.cat function
-----------------------------
Read file in bytes (offset:0; scope:10):
aaaaaaaaaa
-----------------------------
Read file in bytes (offset:25; scope:10):
aaaaa
bbbb
-----------------------------
Read file in bytes (offset:0; scope:1000) [256 bytes max]:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
iiii>>

-----------------------------


-----------------------------
2 - Use of SD.catBin function
-----------------------------
Read binary data (offset:0; scope:10):
61616161616161616161
-----------------------------
Read binary data (offset:25; scope:10):
61616161610A62626262
-----------------------------
Read binary data (offset:0; scope:50):
6161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161610A62626262626262626262626262626262626262
-----------------------------


-----------------------------
3 - Use of SD.catln function
-----------------------------
Read file lines (offset:0; scope:1):
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

-----------------------------
Read file lines (offset:1; scope:1):
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

-----------------------------
Read file lines (offset:2; scope:1):
cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc

-----------------------------
Read file lines (offset:0; scope:5):
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

-----------------------------
Read file lines (offset:0; scope:25) [256 bytes max]:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
iiii>>

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