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.bat fille - can a find/replace via VBA code be done for a .bat file

Posted on 2009-03-31
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Hi EE,
I have a .bat file that executes another pgm.
   This pgm allows to feed in parameters.

Let's say, the parameter is set to run for '2008'' and I want to open the .bat file to globally
replace for '2009', can this be done?

(I have used Word Automation to do mailing labels and mail merge, was wondering if I should
open the .bat file in Word, and do a search and replace in Word etc.)

tx, sandra



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by:Kyle Abrahams
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yes it can:
http://www.utteraccess.com/forums/printthread.php?Cat=&Board=83&main=1011627&type=thread

show how to parse a file:
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00913.htm

I would then re-write the file using a replace command.

eg:
rename somefile.txt to somefile - original.txt
open somefile - original.txt
write somefile.txt replacing 2008 with 2009.
next file.
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by:mytfein
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Hi Ged,
Skimmed the links that you provided.
Liked the one from Excel. It's clearer.

Will experiment and if have further questions will post again, tx, s
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