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Prompt for folder name not including the full path

Zoldy2000 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
What I am currently doing is the following.

REM Make VB Script to get a foldername
echo Set objShell = CreateObject^( "Shell.Application" ^) > "%temp%\getpath.vbs"
echo set objFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder^( 0, "Select Customer", ^&H10^&, "t:\"^)>> "%temp%\getpath.vbs"
echo wscript.echo objFolder.Self.Path >> "%temp%\getpath.vbs"
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('cscript //nologo "%temp%\getpath.vbs"') do set folder=%%a
if "%folder%"=="" goto :Eof

What I want to do is modify this so the result does not include the full path....

So If the result is t:\folder\subfolder    

I want to get just subfolder

Thank in advance
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no still contains full path

Steve KnightIT Consultancy

That should be OK.... Bill has stored it in %node%



ah yes I see my mistake... let me test again
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Hmm, I don't understand that.  Are you checking the Node variable afterwards?  And folder doesn't have a trailing backslash right.

I'm attaching my test, seems to work, maybe this will clarify.

===== TEST.BAT =====
@echo off
set folder=t:\folder\subfolder
call :LastNode "%folder%"
echo Folder=[%folder%]
echo Node=[%Node%]
goto :EOF
set Node=%~n1
goto :EOF
===== OUTPUT =====

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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Sorry, should have been more clear in my first post to pull the result from %Node%.  Glad it helped.

VBS code snip.  Should do what you are looking for.

strPath = "t:\folder\subfolder"
WScript.Echo strPath 'Just to verify the text we are starting with
x = InstrRev(strPath, "\", -1, 1) 'To determine the LAST "\" delimiter
WScript.Echo x
strResult = Mid(strPath, 11) 'Parse the text; not the need to add one position.
WScript.Echo strResult 'This should be what you are going for!

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