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I'm trying to get a string returned into a variable in WIndows batch by using SET.
The command I'm running is:
for /f %i in (22NRmeta.txt) do symaccess -sid 22 list -type stor -dev %i -v | set %m = (findstr "Masking View Names") | echo %i % m >> 22PerDEV_ViewCount.txt

The issue is this: variable %m is returned to console as "%m" and not the result of findstr "Masking View Names")

Sample result returned to file below:
0BEC % m
0BF5 % m
0BFE % m
0C07 % m
0C10 % m

How do I get the result of findstr to echo to the file? Thanks folks!!
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Question by:SaffronThePuppy
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by:WebDevEM
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Hi,

Just a quick thought on this one... If your command above is a copy/paste of the BAT file, the answer might be as simple as removing the space between % and m in the echo command, like so:
for /f %i in (22NRmeta.txt) do symaccess -sid 22 list -type stor -dev %i -v | set %m = (findstr "Masking View Names") | echo %i %m >> 22PerDEV_ViewCount.txt

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Qlemo earned 500 total points
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No, that doesn't work that way at all. You can't use the output of other commands directly to set a var, you'll need another FOR /F:
for /f "tokens=*" %i in (22NRmeta.txt) do ^
for /F "tokens=*" %L in ('symaccess -sid 22 list -type stor -dev %i -v ^| findstr "Masking View Names" ') do ^
echo,%i %L >> 22PerDEV_ViewCount.txt

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Though it would be much better write to the file only once (much faster):
(for /f "tokens=*" %i in (22NRmeta.txt) do ^
for /F "tokens=*" %L in ('symaccess -sid 22 list -type stor -dev %i -v ^| findstr "Masking View Names" ') do ^
echo,%i %L ) > 22PerDEV_ViewCount.txt

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And of course you'll need to use %% instead of % if you run that in a batch file instead of the (interactive) command prompt.
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by:WebDevEM
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@Qlemo - Thanks for chiming in on this one... I'm on a Mac now so I don't have access to experiment with it.  Looks like Saffron's in good hands.
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by:Qlemo
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Since you have also included PowerShell in your tags:
foreach ($i in Get-Content 22NRmeta.txt) {
  symaccess -sid 22 -list -type stor -dev $i -v |
    select-string 'Masking View Names' | % {
      write-output $i $_
   }
}

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by:SaffronThePuppy
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Awesome and thanks! I will play with the powershell also. Appreciated!
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