nest a count loop in a for loop

I have a script that reads from a file a line at a time.
Lines in the file are like this:  Studentid          #copies
Currently, the batch calls oracle reports and passes SID and #copies as parameters.
Unfortunately, there's a bug in Reports and it doesn't properly print multiple copies. (They run together when duplexed)
Sooooo  I need to loop count the #copies and call Reports for #copies as well as for each SID.
I can't figure out how to plug in the copies counting. Any ideas?

Thanks.

The relevant part of the batch looks like this


@echo on
FOR /F "tokens=1,2" %%I in (e:\Transcripts\infiles\transin) DO (
COPIES = %%J
C:\orant\bin\rwrun60.exe module=e:\Transcripts\Tran_prod\rdfs\transcript.rdf BATCH=YES DESTYPE=PRINTER DESFORMAT=PDF DESNAME=regbonnie ERRFILE=err_file P_SID=%%I )

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K_2KCommented:
This might be what you're looking for,  if rwrun60.exe uses the COPIES variable.

@echo on
FOR /F "tokens=1,2" %%I in (e:\Transcripts\infiles\transin) DO (
    SET /a COPIES=%%J
    C:\orant\bin\rwrun60.exe module=e:\Transcripts\Tran_prod\rdfs\transcript.rdf BATCH=YES DESTYPE=PRINTER DESFORMAT=PDF DESNAME=regbonnie ERRFILE=err_file P_SID=%%I
)

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K_2KCommented:
If you need to run the command a separate time to get each copy, this should do it:

@echo on
FOR /F "tokens=1,2" %%I in (e:\Transcripts\infiles\transin) DO (
    FOR /L %%K in (1,1,%%J) do (
        C:\orant\bin\rwrun60.exe module=e:\Transcripts\Tran_prod\rdfs\transcript.rdf BATCH=YES DESTYPE=PRINTER DESFORMAT=PDF DESNAME=regbonnie ERRFILE=err_file P_SID=%%I
    )
)
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