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Vbscript fso copy file not returning an error code

Posted on 2008-09-29
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I have the following snipit of cod ethat copy a file.

However, when the copy fails I do not get an error return? Shouldn't this code snippit see an error?
I am setting "on error resume next, so it should continue when there is an error


Err.Clear
fso.CopyFile file, destPath,True            
If Err.Number <> 0 Then
processExitError "attemp to copy file failed " &  Chr(34) & file  & Chr(34) & "failed with error code " & Err.Description & "," & Err.Number
WScript.Quit(-1)                        
End If
Function copyFileButStripLeadingNumberFromSource(file, destPath)
	On Error Resume next
		If Len(file.name) > 3 Then
			header = Left(file.name, 2)			
			If IsNumeric(header) And Left(file.name, 3) = (header&"-") Then
				nameWIthPreceedingNumberRemoved = Right(file.name, Len(file.name) - 3)
				'search backwards for the first directory marker in the path 
				index = InStrRev(destpath, "\")
				If index = 0 Then			'no directory marker
					destpath = Replace(destpath, nameWIthPreceedingNumberRemoved)
				Else
					destpath = Left(destpath, index)
					destpath = destpath & nameWIthPreceedingNumberRemoved 
				End If
			End If
		End If
		copyFileButStripLeadingNumberFromSource= destPath
	    EchoAndLog "copy " &  file & " to " &  destPath
	    Err.Clear
		fso.CopyFile file, destPath,True		
		EchoAndLog "returnCode = " & Err.Description
		If Err.Number <> 0 Then
			processExitError "attemp to copy file failed " &  Chr(34) & file  & Chr(34) & "failed with error code " & Err.Description & "," & Err.Number 
			WScript.Quit(-1)				
		End If
		
End Function

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Where/what is the code for this function?  "processExitError"


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Or simply bypass that function with




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               If Err.Number <> 0 Then
                        'processExitError "attemp to copy file failed " &  Chr(34) & file  & Chr(34) & "failed with error code " & Err.Description & "," & Err.Number 
                         MsgBox Err.Number & " " & Err.Description & " " & Err.Source
                         WScript.Quit(-1)                                
                End If

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by:Christopher Schene
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That is not my problem, my problem is the the "err" object is not returning an error even when I know the copy has failed.
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well i tried a quick run at it and when i get an error (for example the file do not exist, i get the err description.
your copyfile statement needs to be in brackets...... remove your on error resume next and it will give you a syntax error

This works....
On Error Resume Next
fso.CopyFile(file1, destination,True)
MsgBox Err.description 
 
This gives a Syntax error...
fso.CopyFile file1, destination, True   <---- no bracket = not good
MsgBox Err.description 

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Did you get it to work properly?
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by:Christopher Schene
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I think my problem may be that when in notepad, I don't get an error when I copy over the file.

let me try making the file read only and see whether that causes an error.
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just make sure when you call fso.CopyFile(file1, destination,True) it as the brackets...or you get an syntax error... having on error resume next then this will be skipped and never get a return code
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works....my real problem was that I thought that opening a file with note pad would prevent it from being overwritten. Instead I write protected the file and and the error was detected.
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