how to use xcopy from within vbscript

Posted on 2007-04-02
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I need to do this:
Copy all files that end with "_15.dat" from path : "c:\local_data\" to a new network drive "T:\remote_data\"
Can I use xcopy to accompish this. And how can I write to the event-viewer when an error occurs while copying the files.

I am using VBscript.
Question by:novice12
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Hello novice12,

Sure, you can use xcopy...
Make an object reference to the shell (Set objShell=CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") and then use the Run method (objShell.Run "Xcopy <source> <target>"
But I would probably go for pure vbscripting rather than using the shell..

Dim objFSO:Set objFSO=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Dim objFolder:Set objFolder=objFSO.GetFolder("C:\local_data\")
For Each file In objFolder.Files
  If Right(file.Name,7) = "_15.dat" Then objFSO.CopyFile file.path, "T:\remote_data\"


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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)

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