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Run a Command Line From Macro

Hello Everyone!

I have to run a Command Line to remove some variables (strings) from an external text file.

I just need to know if it is possible and how to write a Command Line into the Macro.

Thanks in advance

Mirco

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Re: Run a Command Line From Macro

Hi Mirco,check this doc: Useful Qlikview Macros

I think you are searching for the first example.

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Re: Run a Command Line From Macro

Hi Ruben,

Thanks for your quick answer,

I wasn't exactly looking for that, because I have many string variables, then I would like to WRITE the command line directly into the Macro in order to set my Variable.

I was also thinking to set some parameters, but I have no idea how to do it.

thanks

Mirco

Re: Run a Command Line From Macro

Ok, I thought you wanted to execute some bat that does the job.

I didn't done something like this (removing strings from external file) but but still I think it's possible, you can start with:

Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strFile
= "Path\File.Extension"
Set objFile = objFS.OpenTextFile(strFile)


From there you'll need to find the vbscript code to do the work you wanted.


If you want a function to assign values you can use:

Function SetVariable(variable, value)

    Set v = ActiveDocument.Variables(variable)

    v.SetContent value, true

End Function

Hope this helps

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Re: Run a Command Line From Macro

I'll try to make it easier for you, there should be some misunderstanding, follow the command line I have to execute:


Path\sbs.exe -c --remove Path\FileName.txt  StringToRemove

StringToRemove is the string variable that i need to remove.


Is there a way to write it into my Macro?

Or is there a way to run a batch file with StringToRemove as a parameter?


thanks

Mirco

Re: Run a Command Line From Macro

Sorry Mirco, probably I still don't understand the question, I'll make a simple 'show value' example hoping will help you to find the solution...

If you have a batch.bat file than contents:

echo %1

pause

and you create this macro:

SUB CallExample

CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run("c:\Test\batch.bat MyMessage")

END SUB

Executing CallExample macro from a button in Qv will show 'MyMessage' in cmd windows.

If you need to make the parameter more dynamic you can use a function like:

Function GetVariable(variable)

    Set v = ActiveDocument.Variables(variable)

    GetVariable = v.GetContent.String

End Function

Then you can create the macro:

SUB CallExample

CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run("c:\Test\batch.bat " & GetVariable("MyStringVar"))

END SUB

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