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How I can loop to create these folders?

Posted on 2007-03-24
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I am prompting for 6 different folders to be created.  How can I loop through these to shorten my script?
This was my batch

set /p dir1=Enter the data name:
set /p dir2=Enter the processing folder name:
set /p dir3=Enter the audut folder name:
set /p dir4=Enter the scoring folder name:
set /p dir5=Enter the percentages folder name:
set /p dir6=Enter the finalized folder name:

But I tried to loop it using
for %%x in (data process audit percent final) do (
  set /p dir=Enter the %%x folder name
  md "%dir%"
)

but it isnt working.  please help.
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by:sirbounty
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The reasoning has to do with the use of the variable inside your loop.
You would need to use
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
at the start of your batch to get that to work... ;^)
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by:sher19
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ok, I try

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
for %%x in (data process audit percent final) do (
  set /p dir=Enter the %%x folder name
  md "%dir%"
)

but it still doest work for me?
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sirbounty earned 500 total points
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Try this version...

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
for %%a in (data processing audit percentages finalized) do call :process %%a
goto :eof

:process
set /p myDir=Enter the %1 folder name:
md "%mydir%"
set mydir=
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by:sher19
ID: 18787002
Thank you that worked
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by:sirbounty
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
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