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I'm having some difficulties with an msi that is within a folder within the temp directory.

I'm transfering many files to the temp dir, but here are my lines, I'm getting an error on the last line:

If Not FileExists(@TempDir & "\Software") Then DirCreate(@TempDir & "\Software")

FileInstall("C:\Users\mycomputer\Desktop\InstallTemp\Software\Installer v.12.msi", @TempDir & "\Software\Installer v.12.msi", 1)

$msiinstall=@TempDir & "\Software\Installer v.12.msi"

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What's the error message?


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Error in expression, pointing to the

$msiinstall=@TempDir & "SoftwareInstaller v.12.msi" line

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Let me add a bit to this, any help would greatly be appreciated!

If Not FileExists(@TempDir & "Software") Then DirCreate(@TempDir & "Software")

FileInstall("C:UsersmycomputerDesktopInstallTempSoftwareInstaller v.12.msi", @TempDir & "SoftwareInstaller v.12.msi", 1)

$msiinstall=@TempDir & "SoftwareInstaller v.12.msi"

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'msiexec.exe /i"' $msiinstall '"AUTO=1 EDITION="net" PRODUCT="scan" SERVER="192.168.2.1" /qn /norestart',"",@SW_HIDE)

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(179) : ==> Error in expression.:

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'msiexec.exe /i"' $msiinstall"AUTO=1 EDITION="net" PRODUCT="scan" SERVER="192.168.198.2.1" /qn /norestart',"",@SW_HIDE)

RunWait(^ ERROR

>Exit code: 1 Time: 65.840

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Pay attention to the quotation marks.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

(179) : ==> Error in expression.:

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'msiexec.exe /i"' $msiinstall"AUTO=1 EDITION="net" PRODUCT="scan" SERVER="192.168.198.2.1" /qn /norestart',"",@SW_HIDE)

RunWait(^ ERROR

>Exit code: 1 Time: 65.840

Every time you exit quotes to call a variable, or call a variable and then enter quotes, it must be proceeded by an ampersand (&).

And RunWait is a bit tricky... use ' to enter and exit from string, and use " to encapsulate strings. Remember that everthing after ComSpec is like plugging code directly into CMD. So if it needs its own quotes, you have to specify them.

EDIT: And spacing is quite annoying... so you have to watch for when you need spaces between strings and variables =D

RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c msiexec.exe /i "' & $msiinstall & '" SERVER="192.168.198.2.1" /qn /norestart',"",@SW_HIDE)

EDIT2: To make sure the command you're plugging in is correct, do this:

$sCMD = 'msiexec.exe /i "' & $msiinstall & '" AUTO=1 EDITION="net" PRODUCT="scan"'
If msgbox(4 + 32 + 262144, @ScriptName, "Do you want to run the below command in CMD?" & @LF & @LF & $sCMD) = 6 Then
  RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & $sCmd)
Else
  Exit 1
EndIf

EDIT3: And wth... when I go to make an edit... some of my code and formatting disappears....

Edited by mechaflash213

Spoiler

“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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mechaflash213 You are amazing!!

As much as I stared at it, I totally missed the &'s. Solved my issue ;)

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

I feel sympathy for you =/. Trying to pass RunWait(@ComSpec) when calling ghostscript SUCKS!

Local $asFile[5]
$sIni = "serverappsPDF_MergePDF_MERGE.ini"
$sFilePath = IniRead($sIni, "File Locations", "Selected PDF", "")
$asFile = _PathSplit($sFilePath, $asFile[1], $asFile[2], $asFile[3], $asFile[4])
$sComplete = '"' & @AppDataDir & "PDF MergePROCESSING FOLDERComplete" & $asFile[3] & $asFile[4] & '"'
$sMainFile = ' "' & @AppDataDir & "PDF MergePROCESSING FOLDERMain" & $asFile[3] & $asFile[4] & '"'
$gs = '"' & @AppDataDir & 'PDF Mergeghostscriptgs8.63bingswin32c.exe"'
$gsOpts = ' -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=' & $sComplete & $sMainFile & $sAppendFiles
$gs_cmd = $gs & $gsOpts
$fRun = RunWait($gs_cmd, @AppDataDir & "PDF MergePROCESSING FOLDERComplete", @SW_HIDE)

I spent a whole friggin day just debugging that

$sAppendFiles were passed as an argument to this function, and had to be built into a string of space delimited files... so the output looked like: ' "FileName" "FileName" "FileName" "FileName"'

Edited by mechaflash213

Spoiler

“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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