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Script to parse csv file and generate batch files

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I have to create a set of batch files for various locations in our firm.  The purpose of the batch files is to create a batch file that can be run to set system-level environment variables on systems.

Here is the CSV format:

location,server,state,db1,db2
downtown,downtownsrv,dc,databasea,databaseb
uptown,uptownsrv,dc,databasea

I would like to have the script to read a line, in the CSV, and create a batch file with the following contents:

setx location=downtown
setx server=downtownsrv
setx state=dc
setx db1=databasea
setx db2=databaseb

Once the bach file is created, I'd like to have the batch file copied to a server location.  Once the copy is complete, the script should go to the next line and do the same thing at a different location until all locations are complete.  The script needs to be flexible enough to add more columns in the future.  

The reason I am creating these batch scripts is so I can use our desktop management suite to run the batch script on our systems.  We cannot use login scripts because we need to have these settings set regardless of whether a user is logged in or not.  Group policy is also not an option, at this moment.
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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Working on a mobile device, but I'll try to get this started.

@echo off
Set CsvFile=c:\temp\csvfile.csv
For /F "skip=1 tokens=1-5 delims=," %%A in (%CsvFile%) do (
  Echo set Location=%%A>%OutFile%
  Echo set server=%%B>>%OutFile%
  Echo set start=%%C>>%OutFile%
  Echo set db1=%%D>>%OutFile%
  Echo set db2=%%E>>%OutFile%
  Copy %outfile% d:\serverloc
)

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by:fbrsupport
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That was perfect.  I think I was over thinking the solution.  I made some slight modifications to the script but thanks for getting me started.  For the copy command I used xcopy and used the server value in the destination.
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by:Bill Prew
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Great, so glad that helped.

~bp
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