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Hello Experts!

   Quick question.  I have a script that I'm running that basically goes out and populates the username to each netbios name in a spreadsheet.  When you execute the script now you are prompted with separate input fields.

    For example, when you click the script to initiate, it prompts you to enter a path to the file, you then click go and it grabs that spreadsheet and opens it.

    Next, it then prompts you which line you would like to start processing data on, and the person would then just simply enter the row they would want the data to start processing on.

   My quesiton(s) is basically this;  rather than being prompted separately, is it possible to have it prompt both input boxes at the same time and is it possible to add a "browse" function to the "browse file" field?

Thanks for your help.
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Can you clarify what type of script it is?  Is it a stand alone VBS file that you run, or is it something that you run from within Excel?

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Hi Bill,
   
      It's a standard .vbs script that is ran outside of excel.  Once you specifiy the location as  where the Excel file is, and which row you'd like to begin processing on, it then opens that Excel file and begins to do it's thing.
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Unfortunately there's no easy way in simple VBS scripts to do "fancy" input boxes.  You pretty much can only prompt for one field at a time.  You could of course enter multiple values into the field, separated by some delimiter, and then in the code use the SPLIT() function to separate them, but not sure if that might be enough to meet your need?

For example you could prompt with something like:

Please enter excel file name and line number separated by a semicolon (c:\temp\file.xls;99):

If that doesn't work for you then you would want to convert the simple VBS script to an HTA script, which runs under Internet Explorer and can do more complicated input and output, like multiple fields.  Just to give you a sense of this approach here are a couple of links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML_Application
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms536496%28VS.85%29.aspx

~bp
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