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Topic Title: run dos commands?
Topic Summary: Is there a way to run native dos commands from bpa
Created On: 10/05/2015 04:09 PM
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 10/05/2015 04:09 PM
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Journeyman (50-99)

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Trying to run the attached dos command. As far as I can see "Run" can only run fully qualified bat files. Should I be using something other than "Run"? Like "Run" doesn't seem to know what copy or echo are.

Not sure the attach code is working:

copy %filedir%/%rptnm%1.xls+%filedir%/spacing.txt+%filedir%/%rptnm%2.xls+%filedir%/spacing.txt+%filedir%/%rptnm%3.xls %filedir%/%rptnm%All.xls

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AutoMate BPA Server 9 version:
Windows version:

Task Steps: (Right click, Select All, Copy to copy to the clipboard. Steps can then be pasted into the AutoMate Task Builder)
 10/07/2015 03:33 PM
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Ricardo Castaneda

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An alternate option is to have AutoMate open a CMD window and have AutoMate run your .bat file.

Let us know if this option would work for you.

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