PHP and VBS

Hi Experts,
We can use PHP exec command to call VBS code.
<?
$arg = 'anything';
exec ("csript script1.vbs $arg" );
?>

1.) How can I get return values of script1.vbs to PHP.
2.) From PHP can I call fn1 function which is inside script1.vbs

BR Dushan.
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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectAsked:
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RobSampsonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

1)
I'm not that great with PHP, but I do know that VBScript is only capable of returning an integer value, through the use of
WScript.Quit(#)

However, it looks like you could obtain the output from the command by adding a parameter to the exec method:
http://php.net/manual/en/function.exec.php

So if your VBS had WScript.Echo statements in it, then the PHP array should hold that output.

2)
No, you cannot "include" any code in the page for global execution other than php.  If you want to use it, you'd need to convert it.

Regards,

Rob.
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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi Rob,
Thanks a lot again!
1.) Fantastic!, I will use WScript.Echo and will capture it from PHP as array.
2.) Can I call VBS function from command line. (then I can try to execute that command using php exec or shell_exec)

BR Dushan.
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RobSampsonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1) Sure, hopefully it works.
2) I guess you could.  If you're VBS had something like this:

 
strFunction = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)

Execute "Call " & strFunction

Function MyFunction1
	WScript.Echo "Function1 was called."
End Function

Function MyFunction2
	WScript.Echo "Function2 was called."
End Function

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and then you used this PHP:
$arg = 'Function1';
exec ("csript script1.vbs $arg",$arroutput,$returnvalue);

Then it should work (I think).

Regards,

Rob.
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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Yes, thanks lot!
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RobSampsonCommented:
No worries.

Thanks for the grade,

Regards,

Rob.
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