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Is there a case or switch statement in dos to use it in the batch file?

Thanks.
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 12128484
You mean like
Select case Var
Case 1
Case 2
Case Else
End Select
?

It depends on what what version of DOS you are referring to and what you need to accomplish.  If you are referring to the NT/2000/XP/2003, then IF is a fairly powerful command.

You would just need a seperate if statement for each with a goto at the end.

For example:

If "%var%" == "blue" (
Echo I'm doing blue
Blue command
Goto EndIf1
)
If "%var%" == "red" (
Echo I'm doing red
Red command
Goto EndIf1
)
If "%var%" == "green" (
Echo I'm doing green
Green Command
Goto EndIf1
)
:EndIf1
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by:Lee W, MVP
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For a switch command - if I understand you correctly:

If "%var%" == "Red" Set Var=Blue
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by:newuser11
ID: 12129889
yes, you are right.  something like

Switch (Var)
Case Red:
         do something
Case Bule:
         do something
Default:
         do default

Thanks for your help.
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DrWarezz earned 50 total points
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There isn't a switch/case statements that you can use in DOS. However, you can do the same thing basically, like so:

set var=Blue

if "%var%"=="Red" goto :Red
if "%var%"=="Blue" goto :Blue

:Default
REM  Put whatever you want to happen if none of the cases occur here.
goto :EOF

:Red
REM  In the case "Red", the program will jump to here.
goto :EOF

:Blue
REM  In the case "Blue", the program will jump to here.

:EOF


Hope that helps :)
[r.D]
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by:DrWarezz
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8-) ThanQ
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