3 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2014 6:59 AM by Bill Markham RSS

    EXECUTE command setting on Publisher

    Bill Markham



      I have a load script that uses the Execute command to delete a file.


      It works fine run from QV Desktop, but not when run from Publisher.  Is there something I have to set in QMC to allow Publisher to call cmd.exe via Execute ?



      Many Thanks,     Bill

        • Re: EXECUTE command setting on Publisher
          Jaime Aguilar


          I've seen that some CMD commands do not seem to be recognized or ignored by QlikView. Some days ago I needed to execute a rename command, however it never worked, so I decided to use the copy command instead of the rename one and it worked. Maybe its the same issue. In your case you can try either DEL or ERASE.

          Just to confirm are you using this syntax?


          EXECUTE CMD.EXE DEL /F /S /Q /A "C:\Folder\File.Extension"


          EXECUTE CMD.EXE ERASE /F /S /Q /A "C:\Folder\File.Extension"


          I think the /Q is mandatory here so the file is erased without confirmation, and the other parameters may be optional,


          hope it helps,



            • Re: EXECUTE command setting on Publisher
              Bill Markham



              Many thanks for the suggestion.


              I'll give it a go & tell you what happens.



              Many Thanks,     Bill

                • Re: Re: EXECUTE command setting on Publisher
                  Bill Markham



                  Unfortunately your suggestion did not sort it.


                  But I have sussed it though.  The issue was that I was trying to delete the file as per a relative path and it seems that when one breaks out to CMD.EXE via EXECUTE you do not end up in the same folder as the running qvw resides in [if this folder is a unc path] so the relative path pointed to the wrong [& non existent] folder.  So I have done some string manipulation to using the DocumentPath() to get around this.


                  See excerpt from log file below.


                  20 May 2014 10:50:50: 0062    let vStoreQVDPath =  mid ( DocumentPath() , 1 ,  index(DocumentPath() , '\' , -1 ) ) & vTempFolder

                  20 May 2014 10:50:50: 0063    trace  *****  vStoreQVDPath  \\emea.menzies.net\BI\Data\QV.Test\QVD.Generate\Hermes\..\..\QVD\Temp\

                  20 May 2014 10:50:50: 0063    *****  vStoreQVDPath  \\emea.menzies.net\BI\Data\QV.Test\QVD.Generate\Hermes\..\..\QVD\Temp\



                  Best Regards,     Bill