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How to call the function located in another script in DOS?

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Have a script S1.bat and S2.bat and want to call a few functions located in S2.bat within S1.bat. How to do that with the DOS shell commands? For example,

in S2.bat
...
:GetSum A B C
if "%3"=="" (@echo S2.bat A B C ) & (goto :eof)
set /a C=A+B
...
goto :EOF

in S1.bat
...
REM want to call :GetSum  and how???
call ???GetSum 5 6 C
@echo %C%
...
end
 
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by:Bill Prew
ID: 36498117
There is no way to directly call a specific label in the second batch file, you can only call the batch file itself.  That being said, what you can do is call the second batch file, and pass the name of the subroutine to execute as the first parm, and work with that when you get to the top of the second batch file.  There it can do a CALL %1 to run the desired routine.  The only tricky part is passing the parms, but that can be worked out.  I'll see if I can work up a small example.

~bp
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by:knightEknight
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ID: 36498125
You can pass the function name as a parameter and call it like this:

:in S1.bat, do this:
call S2.bat GetSum A B C


:in S2.bat, do this:

@echo off
call %*
exit/b

:GetSum
if "%3"=="" (@echo S2.bat A B C ) & (goto :eof)
set /a C=A+B
...
goto :EOF
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by:knightEknight
ID: 36498130
dang! too slow again!  :)
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by:knightEknight
ID: 36498151
oops, one correction - I left out the : in the call to S2, it should be:

call S2.bat :GetSum A B C
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by:Qlemo
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ID: 36498162
Didn't "we" forget something here?
  call :%*
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by:Bill Prew
ID: 36498172
Okay, give this a try:

S1.BAT
@echo on
call s2.bat "GetSum" 5 6 C
echo %C%

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S2.BAT
@echo on
call :%~1 %2 %3 %4
goto :EOF

:GetSum
set /a %~3=%~1+%~2
goto :EOF

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~bp
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by:Qlemo
ID: 36498176
Matter of taste if you provide the colon in the   calll ....bat ...    or in    call :%*
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by:knightEknight
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both work, but I like call :%* even better.
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Bill Prew earned 250 total points
ID: 36498209
So, managing the parms as a single entity, my example becomes:

@echo off
set C=
call s2.bat :GetSum 5 6 C
echo %C%

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@echo on
call %*
goto :EOF

:GetSum
set /a %~3=%~1+%~2
goto :EOF

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by:jl66
ID: 36499094
Greatly appreciate for prompt response. Thanks a lot, Gurus!
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