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  1. #1
    Senior Member BriComp's Avatar
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    Help with SD Card.

    #include "Arduino.h"
    #include <SD.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    const int chipSelect = BUILTIN_SDCARD;
    File f1, f2;
    void setup()
        while (!Serial) {
            ; // wait for serial port to connect.
        Serial.print("Initializing SD card...");
        // see if the card is present and can be initialized:
        if (!SD.begin(chipSelect)) {
            Serial.println("Card failed, or not present");
            // don't do anything more:
        } else {
        f1 ="File1", FILE_WRITE);
        f2 ="File2", FILE_WRITE);
        Serial.print("File1 = ");  Serial.println(f1);
        Serial.print("File2 = ");  Serial.println(f2);
    // Add the main program code into the continuous loop() function
    void loop()
    I have been doing some work with Records on SD Card but was getting peculiar results.
    I thought that it was possible to have more than one SD card file open at the same time but indications indicated that that might not be so.
    As a quick test I wrote the above small program and the file identifiers f1 and f1 are returning the same value.
    What might be going wrong? I am using Teensyduino 1.54b11.

    Below is the output from the above sketch. Both files are created on the SD cards, but with the same identifiers I can only access 1.
    Initializing SD Card...
    File1 = 1
    File2 = 1
    PS I should have added that I am using a Teensy 3.5
    Last edited by BriComp; 06-29-2021 at 10:03 PM.

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    AFAIK, the return value of is a class (check File in FS.h), which inside contains as private data
    	union {
    		// instances of base File class use this pointer
    		File *f;
    		// instances of derived classes (which actually access media)
    		// use this reference count which is managed by the base class
    		unsigned int refcount;
    so, your printout says only that your refcounts are 1 for both files (they are open)
    Don't ask me for more explanation, someone else may be able to explain

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    Senior Member BriComp's Avatar
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    Yea it seems I might have got it all wrong. Thanks for support.
    I guess I must continue trying to find my other similar problem with SD usage.
    Thanks again.

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