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Needing to use DOS cmd file as input to an executable

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I am trying to use the results of a DOS command file as input to an executable.  However, the results contains an ampersand that is supposed to be next to a a string but always winds up with a space (blank character) between the ampersand and the next character.  Does anyone know why this is?  What do I do

EX: Assuming "test" was the parameter
submit file=e:\ndm\proc\XN000.cdp &SrcFile=%1;

Winds up looking like the following:
submit file=e:\ndm\proc\XN000.cdp   & SrcFile="test";

But I want it to look like the following instead:
submit file=e:\ndm\proc\XN000.cdp &SrcFile="test";
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Try escaping the & with a ^ as the & is a command seperator in NT cmd language.

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i.e. use  ^& in the batch file in place of & I mean...
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