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Dircreate with clipget() variables wont dircreate..

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RogerRabbitsClone

the title pretty much says it.

this is the part im having trouble with.

$name = ($first & " " & $last)
DirCreate(@DesktopDir & '\' & $first & $last & " " & @MON & @MDAY & "11")
DirCreate(@DesktopDir & '\' & $Name & " " & @MON & @MDAY & "11")

neither of those will create a folder.

when i make the variables:

first = ("richard")

last = ("nixon")

it works

below is the entire code. consolewrite at the end will show me the first and last name so i know they're getting put into $first and $last. im almost 100% that this is some formatting thing on my part. it almost always is.

WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:Notepad]")
send ("{altdown}")
send ("E")
send ("F")
send ("{ALTUP}")
send ("!N")
send ("name")
send ("!F")
Winactive ("Find")
send ("{esc}")
send ("{right}")
send ("{SHIFTDOWN}")
send ("{down}")
send ("{shiftup}")
send ("^C")
$first = ClipGet ()
WinActivate ("[CLASS:Notepad]")
WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:Notepad]")
send ("{altdown}")
send ("E")
send ("F")
send ("{ALTUP}")
send ("!N")
send ("name")
send ("!F")
Winactive ("Find")
send ("{esc}")
send ("{right}")
send ("{SHIFTDOWN}")
send ("{down}")
send ("{shiftup}")
send ("^C")
$last = clipget ()
ConsoleWrite ($first)
ConsoleWrite ($last)
$name = ($first & " " & $last)
DirCreate(@DesktopDir & '\' & $first & $last & " " & @MON & @MDAY & "11")
DirCreate(@DesktopDir & '\' & $Name & " " & @MON & @MDAY & "11")
ConsoleWrite ($first)
ConsoleWrite ($last)

<--a good way to start you day

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BrewManNH

Why are you using Notepad and the clipboard to get the first and last names from a text file? That seems like a very error prone way of obtaining this information first of all. What does your console output show for $first and $last after you've copied them this way? Are there any characters in them that might cause issues with creating a folder from them, and have you tried creating them in a different location to make sure it's not a permissions issue on the desktop?


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RogerRabbitsClone

this is for a business card order. when i get the order, its formatted in HTML, and ive found the quickest way to make it searchable is to save it as plain text. basicly, i get it in HTML, it goes to plain text, i search it then the info gets dropped into InDesign. its a messy process, but its pretty rock solid the way i have it setup.

the console outputs:

richard

nixon

just like that. i havent tried a different directory, but dir create works when im not using the variables from that get info from clipget. ie,

$first = ("richard")
$last = ("nixon")
DirCreate(@DesktopDir & '\' & $first & $last & " " & @MON & @MDAY & $year & " ")

works i get a folder named "richard nixon 092811"

but when i use

;code that copies
$first = clipget ()
;other code that copies
$last = clipget ()
DirCreate(@DesktopDir & '\' & $first & $last & " " & @MON & @MDAY & $year & " ")

it ouputs "092811". no name.

Edited by RogerRabbitsClone

<--a good way to start you day

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BrewManNH

You need to put quotes around the string that's going to be your folder name, because there's a space in it the name gets mangled when you go to create the folder. You'd need a quote before the @DesktopDir and after the last character of the folder name, if you use all single quote characters around all of the strings inside the folder name, you can use double quotes around the entire string without having to get fancy with them.

Also, as an FYI, you don't need the parentheses around the strings when setting a variable.


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