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Can't run something using shellexecute or run

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I am trying to run the MySQL command processor to process some sql statements.

If I open a dos command window and submit the following it works.

"c:\Program Files\mysql\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysql.exe" -u root < "c:\sqldata\CreateUsersAndDatabases.sql"

but I can't get it to work using either a shellexecute or a run.

Thanks

Steven

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Could the pipe char < be the problem?

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With shellexecute you need to be sure you put parameters in the parameter area, every time I try and just use an entire thing to load up services.msc /s in one area it fails, but when I put the /s into the parameter area it is fine. You should check into that.

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thanks for your suggestion but it didn't work

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I tried it with the single and double quotes that you sow and it still does not work.

The black dos window opens and something quickly scrolls and it closes.

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Try using something like this to prevent problems with spaces in program names.

$Path = FileGetShortName("c:Program FilesmysqlMySQL Server 5.1binmysql.exe")
Run($Path & ' -u root < "c:sqldataCreateUsersAndDatabases.sql"')

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thanks BrewManNH, but it didn't help.

Because when I just run the part before the < it works.

I think that I am starting the program, "c:Program FilesmysqlMySQL Server 5.1binmysql.exe" .

Because when I just run the part before the < it works. the problem is the < of the file

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Couldn't you just use "' u "c:sqldataCreateUsersAndDatabases.sql"' instead of using the pipe "<"?


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Thanks BrewManNH

I didn't try it out yet but I think it needs the pipe character to accept an sql script.

I'm also confused how you used single and double quotes.

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