Executing temporary bat files using TI

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Wim Gielis
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Executing temporary bat files using TI

Post by Wim Gielis » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:20 pm


I thought I would post up a simple example in a TI process to generate a batch file, execute it, and kill it.

The process creates the file usernames.bat in the folder C:\BV. After that, it executes the bat file and kills it again. As a result, the username in Windows is appended to the file C:\TM1\usernames.txt

Steps to reproduce:

Create a new process

In the Prolog tab:

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# 0. preliminary

# 1. create the temporary bat file
ASCIIOUTPUT(vTempFileName,'cd "C:\TM1"');
ASCIIOUTPUT(vTempFileName,'echo %username% >> usernames.txt');
In the Epilog tab:

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# 2. execute the file

# 3. kill the temporary bat file again
Feel free to extend the approach taken, by making the bat file more "interesting". For instance, using the Metadata and Data tabs you could setup more difficult situations.
Best regards,

Wim Gielis

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