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I have simple move command that I need to make into a batch file.

move "\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\Property_A\Directory A" "\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\Property_A\Directory B"

My issue is the Property_A is variable. So the next copy would be Property_B. So on and so forth. How can I make this into a batch script?
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by:x-men
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use "robocopy.exe" to copy folder and subfolder.
You can filter files, and schedule jobs.

more at:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145.aspx
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by:Vontech615
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Yes but the source and destination path's change. I've used robocopy before with the FOR command but not with variable paths.
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by:Vontech615
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Basically, I need to know if my script can be 1 line or if I'm going to have to add a line for each Property name (Property_A, B, C, D, etc.)
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by:remmett70
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Is there some type of logic to know what the next Property value will be?
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by:Vontech615
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No not really. They are alphabetical obviously but Names like ARP Manor, Bailey Lane, Cambridge, etc. etc.
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by:pony10us
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Will this be run manually?  If so then you could have the batch file ask for the property name as input.
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I could run it manually, yes.
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by:remmett70
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Once Property_A\Directory_A is moved to Property_A\Directory_B, will the script ever need to do a another move of the same Property_A folder again?  If not, could create a log file to record what folders have been done.
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Try this:

@echo off
set /p Property_ID= What is the name of the property?
move "\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\Property_A\Directory A" "\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\%Property_ID%\Directory B"

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by:Vontech615
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That method works and should come in handy with other projects.  Thanks for the input.

Just fyi.  I had worked with someone else on this and ended up with this...

@echo
setlocal

for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b /ad "\\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\*" ') do (Move "\\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\%%a\AR File Checks" ^
  "\\company-nas\local\Shared\Sites\%%a\Compliance")

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This also works.
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