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I can run the below fine directly from the command line.. HOwever, if I put the same line in a batch file it gives me an error..   (Error: Syntax Error: <term2>: no valid LIKE mask)

LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where text like '%System%'"

How do I get this to work?? Also I want to inlude a date like statement but it will be a variable, so how do I handle that. I dont use batch files much but for what I need here it seems like easier than a script. If I could get it to work that is!!

Thanks for any help
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by:SteveGTR
ID: 18745177
To put this in a batch file you must escape the %:

LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where text like '^%System^%'"

If you want a date like the current date here's one method that will work on any 2000+ machine:

@echo off

call :GETDATEPARTS "%date%"

set today=%mm%/%dd%/%yy%

echo Today's date is: %today%

goto :EOF

:GETDATEPARTS

set dt=%~1
set tok=1-3

if "%dt:~0,1%" GTR "9" set tok=2-4

set yyyy=

for /f "tokens=%tok% delims=.:/-, " %%a in ('echo %~1') do (
  for /f "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=/-,()." %%x in ('echo.^|date') do set %%x=%%a&set %%y=%%b&set %%z=%%c
)

if not "%yyyy%"=="" set yy=%yyyy%

if 1%yy% LSS 1000 (if %yy% LSS 70 (set yy=20%yy%) else (set yy=19%yy%))
if 1%mm% LSS 100 set mm=0%mm%
if 1%dd% LSS 100 set dd=0%dd%

Good Luck,
Steve
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by:andrew_89
ID: 18745372
Here is the line I am trying to find:
0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.


I am using this:
LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where text like '^%System^%'"

It does not find the line?? This is the output

Statistics:
-----------
Elements processed: 386
Elements output:    0
Execution time:     0.02 seconds
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by:andrew_89
ID: 18745377
This is the return if I run from command line:

C:\Program Files\Log Parser 2.2>LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \w
indows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where text like '%System%' "
Text
-------------------------------------------------------
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x80070002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x80070002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified.
        0x80070002: The system cannot find the file specified.
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by:SteveGTR
ID: 18745383
It looks like the same thing?
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by:andrew_89
ID: 18745430
When I run from a batch file this is output:(Notivce what it is seeing the as the where?? Sometihng is being interpeted incorrectly.

C:\PROGRA~1\LOGPAR~1.2>LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\ta
sks\schedLgU.txt where text = '^'"

Statistics:
-----------
Elements processed: 386
Elements output:    0
Execution time:     0.00 seconds
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by:SteveGTR
ID: 18745538
Try this in the batch file:

LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where text like '%%System%%'"
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by:andrew_89
ID: 18745549
yes thanks that is the trick... Man I have killed a couple hours on something so silly..



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by:SteveGTR
ID: 18745569
Gave me trouble also :)
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by:andrew_89
ID: 18745587
one other quick question sorry. If I use a date variable , what is the correct syntax in the where staement.



Thanks for all your help
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by:SteveGTR
ID: 18745601
I'd say something like this:

LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where dateField = '3/18/2007'"

Or if you want to include the dynamic current date processing:

@echo off

call :GETDATEPARTS "%date%"

set today=%mm%/%dd%/%yy%

LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where dateField = '%today%'"

goto :EOF

:GETDATEPARTS

set dt=%~1
set tok=1-3

if "%dt:~0,1%" GTR "9" set tok=2-4

set yyyy=

for /f "tokens=%tok% delims=.:/-, " %%a in ('echo %~1') do (
  for /f "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=/-,()." %%x in ('echo.^|date') do set %%x=%%a&set %%y=%%b&set %%z=%%c
)

if not "%yyyy%"=="" set yy=%yyyy%

if 1%yy% LSS 1000 (if %yy% LSS 70 (set yy=20%yy%) else (set yy=19%yy%))
if 1%mm% LSS 100 set mm=0%mm%
if 1%dd% LSS 100 set dd=0%dd%
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by:andrew_89
ID: 18745690
The date is returned as 03/18/2007 and of course the log is 3/18/2007... How can I get rid of the 03 and make it 3?? It will not work otherwise..
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ID: 18745702
@echo off

call :GETDATEPARTS "%date%"

set today=%mm%/%dd%/%yy%

LogParser.exe -i:textline  "select text  from \windows\tasks\schedLgU.txt where dateField = '%today%'"

goto :EOF

:GETDATEPARTS

set dt=%~1
set tok=1-3

if "%dt:~0,1%" GTR "9" set tok=2-4

set yyyy=

for /f "tokens=%tok% delims=.:/-, " %%a in ('echo %~1') do (
  for /f "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=/-,()." %%x in ('echo.^|date') do set %%x=%%a&set %%y=%%b&set %%z=%%c
)

if not "%yyyy%"=="" set yy=%yyyy%

if 1%yy% LSS 1000 (if %yy% LSS 70 (set yy=20%yy%) else (set yy=19%yy%))
REM if 1%mm% LSS 100 set mm=0%mm%
REM if 1%dd% LSS 100 set dd=0%dd%
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