Shell command

Posted on 2007-03-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
Hi: Can any one please tell me how to i use the shell command to copy file from one location to another. I try to copy from vpath2 into strdestination and it create a file but its blank

ShellExecute 0, vbNullString, Chr(34) & vPath & vFile & Chr(34), vbNullString, vbNullString, vbMaximizedFocus

Option Explicit
Public Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
   Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal HWnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _
   ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _
   ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 18763942
why do you not use the FileCopy command?

anyhow, what is the value of vPath and vFile? maybe you do not call the ShellExecute properly?

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ID: 18764023

vpath-->C:\Documents and Settings\khamu443\My Documents\temp20070321-100914.xls


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ID: 18764025
OOPS I am sorry
vpath-->C:\Documents and Settings\khamu443\My Documents\temp20070321-100914.txt
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ID: 18764055
If this is the case here is your statement
ShellExecute 0, vbNullString,  "C:\Documents and Settings\khamu443\My Documents\temp20070321-100914.txtC:\REMITandNSF\New_Import_PCDI03_032107.txt" ,vbNullString, vbNullString, vbMaximizedFocus

You arent trying to execute anything and
Chr(34) & vPath & vFile & Chr(34), is all togeather

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Expert Comment

ID: 18764064
as angel stated why not just use VB's native FileCopy


Author Comment

ID: 18764106
ok thanks. But if you please tell me how to i copy from vpath into vfile thru shellexecute command

Author Comment

ID: 18764132
I try to use the variable names but it gives syntax error.
ShellExecute 0, vbNullString, vpath2 strDestination, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbMaximizedFocus
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
ID: 18764155
>ok thanks. But if you please tell me how to i copy from vpath into vfile thru shellexecute command
please try this:
ShellExecute 0, vbNullString, "cmd /c copy """ & vPath & """ """& vFile & """ ", vbNullString, vbNullString, vbMaximizedFocus

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