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I've tried implementing a piece of code offered as a comment by cf_spike in a previous question by another user

the code is <CFEXECUTE ARGUMENTS="c:\website\htdocs\test.cfm testvar=hello" NAME="c:\cfusion\bin\cfml.exe" TIMEOUT="1"/>

the template test.cfm merely tries to output the variable testvar.
I didn't try to output it with any scope as I was not sure if it would be url or maybe form.

The problem is that the template does not recognise the variable. I suspect it may be the way the arguments atribute is formed, but I don't seem able to get the correct syntax.
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by:CF_Spike
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Depending on which version of ColdFusion Server you are using the code above may or may not work. It should work in CF 5.0, but may fail in previous versions.

You could try passing the arguments as an array to the cfexecute tag instead:

<CFSET myArray = ArrayNew(1)>
<CFSET myArray[1] = "c:\website\htdocs\test.cfm">
<CFSET myArray[2] = "testvar=hello">
<CFEXECUTE ARGUMENTS="#myarray#" NAME="c:\cfusion\bin\cfml.exe" TIMEOUT="5"/>

The variable is passed in the url scope.

Spike

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by:jamathon
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I'm running 4.5, it can't seem to pick it up even when I use the array. I had the debugger on to see if any variables were present, and they weren't.

It's not urgent, as I was just interested after seeing your comment on the previous question.
I'll have to wait unti I load cf5
Cheers
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by:CF_Spike
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Try running the command from the command line to see if it works.

I have done this in CF 4.5x

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by:jamathon
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I tried c:\cfusion\bin\cfml.exe c:\website\htdocs\test.cfm testvar=hello from a command line

I also tried wrapping testvar=hello in quotes.

neither seemed to work.

any chance of sending me cfml.exe to try from cf5 (It looks like there are 2 associated files in the cfusion\bin.

Thanks
James
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Before I do that,

Can you post the code for test.cfm?

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by:jamathon
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I starte out with <cfoutput>#testvar#</cfoutput>.

I then left it as a blank template with the debugger on.
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I can't see anything wrong with that.

what's your email address?

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james@hard2forget.co.uk

Cheers
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