Hie, I'm working for my project, it's a program to search for data. I just need some help to edit the code so that the program can search the data all in one shot..right now it only can search one by one and i need a lot of steps to do that, if i need to search for another data, i need to redo again from the first step. Please help me on this. By the way, is it possible if i make my .DAT files into a database using excel and connect it to the program? I'm using Visual Basic .NET

Here are the CODE:

Code:
Dim lotno_data As String, dwg_data_array(3000) As String


Sub Search_lotno()
Dim Search_status As Integer, Total_rec As Integer


 Close #1
 Close #2
 'UserForm1.TextBox1.Visible = True
 On Error GoTo errhandle
 Title = "Select a Source file in Q:\*.dat"
 qfilename = Application.GetOpenFilename("Data Files (*.dat),*.dat,All Files(*.*),*.*", , Title)
 If qfilename = False Then
   MsgBox "No file was selected."
   Exit Sub
 End If
 
 Title = "Select a target file name(from drawing)"
 dwgfilename = Application.GetOpenFilename(, , Title)
 If dwgfilename = False Then
   MsgBox "No file was selected."
   Exit Sub
 End If
 
  Title = "Enter Output file name"
 outfilename = Application.GetSaveAsFilename("output.txt", , , Title)
 If outfilename = False Then
   MsgBox "No file was selected."
   Exit Sub
 End If
UserForm1.Hide

Open outfilename For Output As #3
 
 Open dwgfilename For Input As #2
 Worksheets(1).Select
 Worksheets(1).Range("E17").Value = "Searching in progress.........."
  
 Total_rec = 0
 i = 1
  Do While Not EOF(2)
   File1_counter = 0
   Line Input #2, dwg_data_array(i)
   i = i + 1
  Loop
  total2 = i - 1
   Close #1
   Open qfilename For Input As #1
   Do While Not EOF(1)
   lotno_data = ""
    Line Input #1, lotno_data
    a = Len(lotno_data)
    For j = 1 To total2
    Search_status = InStr(lotno_data, dwg_data_array(j))
     If Search_status > 0 Then
       a = 15 - Len(dwg_data_array(j))
       sperator_str = Space$(a) + "***"
       outstring = dwg_data_array(j) + sperator_str + lotno_data
       Print #3, outstring
       Total_rec = Total_rec + 1
       For k = j To (total2 - 1)
         dwg_data_array(k) = dwg_data_array(k + 1)
       Next
       total2 = total2 - 1
       Exit For
     End If
    Next
   If total2 = 0 Then Exit Do
  Loop

 
 Close #2
 Close #3

  Worksheets(1).Range("E17").Value = ""
 Total_str = Str(Total_rec)
 prompt = "Search completed,Total record found= " + Total_str
 MsgBox (prompt)
 UserForm1.Show
 Application.ActiveWorkbook.Save
 'Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close
 Exit Sub
errhandle:
  MsgBox Error(Err)
  Worksheets(1).Range("E17").Value = ""
  'Application.ActiveWorkbook.Save
  'Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close
  Exit Sub
End Sub
Sub Auto_Open()
UserForm1.Show
End Sub