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Can I run external OS commands during reload?

Hello,

I'm preparing to move from a desktop/standalone type model to a Server/Publisher environment. In my current environment, some of my uploads involve running external commands, such as upading an access database or making archival copies of a qvw. At a high level, here are two examples:

1) Run batch file to xcopy current qvw file to archive folder
2) Run qv.exe to reload the document.

or,

1) Run batch file to update an access database
2) Run qv.exe to reload the document, part of which comes from that access database

Currently it's being done with batch files invoked from the Windows scheduler. Not having a chance to work with Server/Publisher yet, I don't really know how, or even if, we'll be able to duplicate that process.

Can someone help me at least confirm that I'll be able to do this, and in general terms how? Of course, I'll take the time later to learn it all, but for now I'd like to know if I can actually do it.

Thanks,
Dino

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erich_shiino
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Can I run external OS commands during reload?

Hi Dino,

Yes, you will be able to do both of your examples

1) You can set up an "External Task" to call your .bat file

2) You can set up Publisher to reload your applications (and you do not need to call qv.exe)

Kind regards,

Erich

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erich_shiino
Honored Contributor

Can I run external OS commands during reload?

Hi Dino,

Yes, you will be able to do both of your examples

1) You can set up an "External Task" to call your .bat file

2) You can set up Publisher to reload your applications (and you do not need to call qv.exe)

Kind regards,

Erich

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Can I run external OS commands during reload?

Thanks, Erich, I will know where to look now.

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