Automation?

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#1 : 02/11-11 15:05
Steve Buck
Steve Buck
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Manually, the program does everything I need. Are there instructions for creating a batch program that will;
- initiate the program
- select the Method
- select all the files in a particular directory
- start batch
- close program



02/11-11 15:05
#2 : 02/11-11 16:04
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #1:
The short answer is, no. At the moment the program cannot be run in a batch mode. But it is a feature I have wanted to include for a while. I have been thinking about automating a batch on a folder or a list of files based on a method list saved to a file.

Can you tell me more about the problems you want to solve by using automatic batch runs?


02/11-11 16:04
#3 : 03/11-11 12:57
Steve Buck
Steve Buck
Posts: 10
Reply to #2:
I am an EDI Consultant (EDI is Electronic Data Interchange). The EDI software I use creates system generated file names that my client cannot process. I have to manually rename the files into a predetermined format, then send them to my client.

The EDI software can execute programs (.bat) as part of it's process control system, but I have been unsuccessful in writing a standard batch program that properly renames these files (I'm not a programmer).

Your program accomplishes the renaming task quite nicely, but I have to point and click to make it work. With a batch program I can incorporate your program into the automated process control events of the EDI software. These events would run on a daily basis.


03/11-11 12:57
#4 : 06/11-11 20:13
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #3:
I will see what I can do to make batch automation features in a later version. I hope you will test it out and give me some feedback when I get around to implement and release it.


06/11-11 20:13
#5 : 08/11-11 15:54
Steve Buck
Steve Buck
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Reply to #4:
I am happy to provide feedback. How will I know when the new version is available?


08/11-11 15:54
#6 : 08/11-11 22:12
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #5:
I will send you an e-mail when I release a beta version including the automation feature.


08/11-11 22:12