Dymanically adding an IP address to the end of a shortcut command line

Posted on 2015-01-28
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Last Modified: 2015-02-13
I have a program that runs the command below in the properties section of a shortcut. is the IP address of the PC that the shortcut is running from however, the PCs will no longer have static addresses so I need to find a way to have the current IP address of the PC added to the end of this command dynamically. I was told to replace the IP address with %IP% but, that didn't work. Is there a way that I can have the current IP of the PC appended to this command line. The operating system is Windows 7

C:\dbcsc\dbcsc.exe  master -cfg=dbcdxl.cfg SMARTCLIENT DBC_PORT=  DBC_IP=
Question by:jfholloway
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it_saige earned 2000 total points
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You could use a batch to set an environment variable for the local ip and then set the 'DBC_IP=%whateverthevariablenameis%.

Something like:
echo off
FOR /F "tokens=4 delims= " %%i in ('route print ^| find ""') DO SETX LOCALIP %%i /M

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In a batch produces the local ip in a system environment variable called LOCALIP.  You could then have the shortcut reference this:
C:\dbcsc\dbcsc.exe  master -cfg=dbcdxl.cfg SMARTCLIENT DBC_PORT=  DBC_IP=%LOCALIP%

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The batch itself, could be called as part of a Machine Startup script or Login script.


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