Hi, I'm writing a project for my C++ class that uses an input file. The first line of the file has a city and a state then there are about 100 lines after that. The first item in each line is a string and the second item is an integer. I need to bring in the city and state and store it in a variable, then put the rest of the data in an array of structs. To bring in the city and state I used 'getline'. For some reason 'getline' is reading the last line of the file and not the first. So when i start to fill in my array of structs it thinks there is no more data in the file. This is what the code looks like (variable 'place' is predefined): getline(infile, place); cout << place << endl; The output of this gives me the last line of the input file. Just to see if I could bring data in one piece at a time correctly, I wrote this. string name; infile >> name; cout << name << endl; getline(infile, place); cout << place << endl; The output of this gives the first word of the file then on the next line it prints the last line of the file. So I don't think the problem is with 'infile' but rather with 'getline'. If anyone could help me with this I'd appreciate it.