Loading outside variables

Ok, what I’m trying to do is load a variable from an outside text source. I wrote this:

infoBox = some_stuff;

I don’t know if this is the right track, but Flash did not give me any error msgs, good in my book. and The text box is displaying undefined. This leads me to believe that my variable IS being loaded in flash BUT its value is not. Little help please?

Oh, and I have Mx2004 professional set to AS 1…:link: