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How can I configure the script not to create a new file if the original file is not present?

Posted on 2014-09-16
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I need to modify the following script so that if it can't find the original.txt file it will not create a newdatafile.txt

$InputFile = "C:\Programs\Temp\original.txt"
$OutputFile = "C:\Programs\Temp\newdatafile.txt"

Function ParseText ($OutputFile,$InputFile){
Begin{
$poline,$totline,$total = $NULL,$NULL,$NULL
Set-Content $OutputFile $null
}
Process{
      Get-Content -Path $InputFile | % {

If ($_ -match "AZI\*1"){
      If ($poline -ne $null -and $total -ne $null){
      $Totline = "Total: `$$Total"
      write-host "This is Total `$$total"
            "`n$poline `r`n$totline" | out-file $OutputFile -Encoding UTF8 -Append
            $poline,$totline,$total = $NULL,$NULL,$NULL
      }
}
   If($_ -match "(MA\*)(\d{0,10})") {
      $poline = "PONumber: $($Matches[2])"
    }Elseif ($_ -match "PO1"){
        $col=$_.split("*") ; $total += [double]$col[2] * [double]$col[4]
  }
 }
}
}

ParseText $OutputFile $InputFile


Currently, this will produce the new file regardless if it finds the input file or not.

It must not create the new file if the input file does not exist.
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by:Randy Poole
ID: 40325347
$InputFile = "C:\Programs\Temp\original.txt"
$OutputFile = "C:\Programs\Temp\newdatafile.txt"

Function ParseText ($OutputFile,$InputFile){
Begin{
$poline,$totline,$total = $NULL,$NULL,$NULL
Set-Content $OutputFile $null
}
Process{
      Get-Content -Path $InputFile | % {

If ($_ -match "AZI\*1"){
      If ($poline -ne $null -and $total -ne $null){
      $Totline = "Total: `$$Total"
      write-host "This is Total `$$total"
            "`n$poline `r`n$totline" | out-file $OutputFile -Encoding UTF8 -Append
            $poline,$totline,$total = $NULL,$NULL,$NULL
      }
}
   If($_ -match "(MA\*)(\d{0,10})") {
      $poline = "PONumber: $($Matches[2])"
    }Elseif ($_ -match "PO1"){
        $col=$_.split("*") ; $total += [double]$col[2] * [double]$col[4]
  }
 }
}
}

if exist $InputFile ParseText $OutputFile $InputFile

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Only call your procedure if the file exists
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by:100questions
ID: 40325440
This does not seem to work.

Missing '(' after 'if' in if statement.
At C:\.....\NEW.ps1
:29 char:4
+ if  <<<< exist $InputFile ParseText $OutputFile $InputFile
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (OpenParenToken:TokenId) [], ParseE
   xception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingEndParenthesisInIfStatement
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Randy Poole earned 500 total points
ID: 40325482
Sorry seems you are using powershell, not standard batch
$InputFile = "C:\Programs\Temp\original.txt"
$OutputFile = "C:\Programs\Temp\newdatafile.txt"

Function ParseText ($OutputFile,$InputFile){
Begin{
$poline,$totline,$total = $NULL,$NULL,$NULL
Set-Content $OutputFile $null
}
Process{
      Get-Content -Path $InputFile | % {

If ($_ -match "AZI\*1"){
      If ($poline -ne $null -and $total -ne $null){
      $Totline = "Total: `$$Total"
      write-host "This is Total `$$total"
            "`n$poline `r`n$totline" | out-file $OutputFile -Encoding UTF8 -Append
            $poline,$totline,$total = $NULL,$NULL,$NULL
      }
}
   If($_ -match "(MA\*)(\d{0,10})") {
      $poline = "PONumber: $($Matches[2])"
    }Elseif ($_ -match "PO1"){
        $col=$_.split("*") ; $total += [double]$col[2] * [double]$col[4]
  }
 }
}
}

if (Test-Path $InputFile){ 
     ParseText $OutputFile $InputFile
}

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by:100questions
ID: 40325494
Thanks, yes I am, my apology for not mentioning it.
I will test this and get back to you.
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by:100questions
ID: 40325520
This works very well, excellent.
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