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Using @ComputerName in a path to files

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There's a piece of software I'm installing that, during the install, requires that files based on the computer name are selected from a specific path. Up until searching the forums, I was able to enter in the path name but not the computer name and file extension (the computer name always changes but the file path and file extension (in the example below .xxx) always stays the same).

After searching, I discovered the @ComputerName command and it's brief usage. I've been able to create a quick and dirty way to enter in the info (see below) but I think there's a "cleaner" way of accomplishing what I'm looking to do. (Note: For testing purposes, I'm sending the path text to a blank notepad document).

Global $PCName = @ComputerName
WinWaitActive("[CLASS:Notepad]")
Send("C:\path1\path2\" & @computername)
Send(".xxx")

Thanks!

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Define what you mean by cleaner? Isnt it clean enough using the macro value?

$file = "path\" & @computername & ".txt"

Edited by Jos

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So if the software install is dependent on 4 different files, I would set those variables in the beginning of the script, correct? Something like:

$PCName = @ComputerName
$File1 = "C:\folder1\folder2\" & @computername & ".xx1"
$File2 = "C:\folder1\folder2\" & @computername & ".xx2"
$File3 = "C:\folder1\folder2\" & @computername & ".xx3"
$File4 = "C:\folder1\folder2\" & @computername & ".xx4"
WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:Notepad]")
Send("$file1")
Send("$file2")
Send("$file3")
Send("$file4")

Thanks, I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

To use a variable you need to skip the quotes around it:

Send($file1)
Edited by Jos

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Also, you want to make sure your capitalization matches between variables

$File1

$file1

Other than for readability, there's no reason to check for the same capitalization of variable names in AutoIt. $Thisisavariablename is the same variable as $ThisISaVariableNAMe as far as AutoIt is concerned.

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