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Pass DOS/Batch Variables to VBScript

Posted on 2008-06-25
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I am trying to pass a variable that I created in a batch file over to a VBScript.  In the batch file, I have a filename that the VBScript will use to call an FTP program to upload.  I have the following in the batch file:
Wscript upload.vbs SOMEFILE.zip

In my VBScript, I have this so I can at least see that the value is passed along:
Dim file_name
Set file_name = WScript.Arguments("0")
WScript.Echo "file_name"

I want the VBScript to take the value in "file_name" and use that to upload the specified file.  I'm really looking to get this part fixed so I can get it out of my head.  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.
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Question by:doser
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by:sirbounty
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my first thought is that this should be:
Set file_name = WScript.Arguments(0)
(without quotes)
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by:sirbounty
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Second thought is - specify the full path...probably not the problem, but can't hurt.

cscript c:\pathtofile\upload.vbs c:\pathtootherfile\SomeFile.zip
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I talked with a former boss and he helped me clear up some of my coding in my VBScript.  It should be as follows:
Dim file_name
file_name = WScript.Arguments(0)
WScript.Echo file_name
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