Hey guys,
I'm having some trouble with this program I'm attempting to make. I made a list of people (including their names, their social security number, and a character to insert/delete/retrieve) that is read and input from a file. I have two functions that work with the program while it inserts/deletes users from the array. If the list fills up, I would like to double the array size. Then if the amount of members is 1/4 the total size, it ends up halving the array. Since the halving portion isn't detrimental (having too few members isn't the worst issue), I'm really trying to focus on just getting the double correct first. I've tried a whole bunch of stuff, but can't seem to figure it out. What I currently have is down below, but I've tried different variations. I'm pretty sure I need to do something with the temp array and get the person pointed back towards it, but haven't been able to figure that out (new to C++). If someone can help me with this, I'd be greatly appreciated!
I know this can be solved (easily) with vectors - however that's not my goal (as I can already do that). I'm trying to use only arrays to solve this issue. That being said, I would clearly need to use pointers in some way to point the original array elsewhere or... IDK! That's why I'm struggling
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string.h>
using namespace std;

struct Information {
  char functionality;
  string SSN;
  string name;

Information* person;
int numPeople = 1000;
int numRetrieved = 0;
int numArray = 0;
int numInserted = 0;
int numDeleted = 0;

//What's in here obviously doesn't work - this is just one of the many things I've tried to do to get this problem to work
void doubleArray(Information *person){
  numPeople = numPeople * 2;
  Information* temp = new Information[numPeople];
  memcpy(temp, person, numPeople/2);
  delete[] person;
  person = temp;

//Currently not using this until I figure out the double...
void halfArray(Information *person){
  numPeople = numPeople / 2;

void deleteInfo(Information *person, string SSN){
  for(int i = 0; i < numArray; i++){
    if(person[i].SSN == SSN){
      for(int k = i; k < numArray-1; k++){
        person[k].SSN = person[k+1].SSN;
        person[k].name = person[k+1].name;

      if((numArray+1) < (numPeople / 4)){

void retrieve(Information *person, string findSSN, int lastPerson){
  for(int i = 0; i < lastPerson; i++){
    if(person[i].SSN == findSSN){

void insert(Information *person, string SSN, string name){
  if(numArray == (numPeople - 1)){

  bool dontInsert = false;
  for(int i = 0; i <= numArray; i++){
    if(person[i].SSN == SSN){
      dontInsert = true;    

    dontInsert = false;
    person[numArray].SSN = SSN;
    person[numArray].name = name;

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
    person = new Information[numPeople];
    char firstLetter;
    string SSN, firstName, lastName, name; 
    fstream input(argv[1]);

    for(int i = 0; !input.eof(); i++){
        input >> firstLetter >> SSN >> firstName >> lastName;
        name = firstName + " " + lastName;

            case 'd':{
                deleteInfo(person, SSN);
            case 'i':{
                insert(person, SSN, name);
            case 'r':{
                retrieve(person, SSN, numArray);
Thanks for your time, and hopefully any of your help! I really do appreciate it.