In response to a recent forum topic on FMSGuru.com I decided to just do a quick tutorial on the topic rather than explain it out where it would probably just get lost in all the text of the world:
In this tutorial we talk about loading in a text file via the LoadVars class on the server side of Flash Media Server. The idea here is to be able to load in a string of data that can then be parsed out into name/value pairs to then be used within the application. This basic tutorial covers the LoadVars object, loading in the text file and then parsing it out into an understandable name/value pair of items. All coding is done on the server side and this is compatible from FMS 2.0 all the way up to FMS 4.0 and probably further.