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Passing in Command line parameters

Posted on 2001-06-21
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I have an exe that is being called from SQL Server using the scheduler.  I need to be able to pass parameters into the exe.  

Ex.
c:\Inventory.exe "c:\ftp", "test.txt", etc.

I can only call a exe and pass command line parameters.
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by:deighton
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retrieve them in VB using the command$ variable
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the command object

Private Sub Form_Load()
    MsgBox Command
End Sub
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by:CJ_S
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Same time :-)
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by:Microsoft
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get rid of the quotes

you should be able to call c:\inventory c:\ftp\test.txt

or command /R C:\INVENTORY C:\FTP\TEST.TXT
cheers

Andy
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by:CodeHead
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deighton,
Could you give me an example of what you are talking about.
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by:CJ_S
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sample is in my comment :-/
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by:TimCottee
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CJ_S is right, he gives an example of displaying the parameters, here is an example of how to do something with them:


Private Sub Form_Load()
  Dim aryParams()
  aryParams = Split(Command(),",")
  'will give
  'aryParams(0) = "c:\ftp"
  'aryParams(1) = "test.txt"
End Sub
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