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My password  ( !SQLpassword ) is not getting read and entered correctly, why?


#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ProgressConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <Process.au3>

    Local $SQLinstance,$user,$pw, $SaveDir, $progressbar, $button, $wait, $s, $msg, $m

    GUICreate("SQL DB Backup", 300, 140, 300, 200)
    $SQLinstance = GUICtrlCreateEdit("LOCALHOST\MSSQLEXPRESS", 10, 10, 200, 20)
    $user = GUICtrlCreateEdit("SQLusername", 10, 40, 200, 20)
    $pw = GUICtrlCreateEdit("!SQLpassword", 10, 70, 200, 20)
    $progressbar = GUICtrlCreateProgress(10, 100, 200, 20)
    GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 32250); not working with Windows XP Style
    ;$progressbar2 = GUICtrlCreateProgress(10, 40, 200, 20, $PBS_SMOOTH)
    $button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 220, 100, 70, 20)
    $SaveDir = GUICtrlCreateEdit("D:\Backup\SQL" & @CRLF, 10, 120, 200, 20)

 While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

            Case $button
                ; Run Notepad with the window maximized.
               ; $iPID = Run("notepad.exe", "", @SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)



Func RunBackup()
    $password= GUICtrlRead($pw)
    $command = "sqlcmd -S "&$SQLinstance1&" -U "&$username&" -P "&$password&" -Q "&'"'&"BACKUP DATABASE testDB TO DISK="&"'"&"C:\temp\Backupsql.bak"&"'"&'"'


    $iPID = Run("notepad.exe", "")
    Sleep (1000)
    Send ($command)
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What is $password getting set to?

Also, you should be using an input control (GUICtrlCreateInput) instead of an edit control because an edit control can have more than one line by default.

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$password = !SQLPassword.

it doesnt seem to work but the dos window is closing before I can read the output, it may be another issue.

is there a way I can make the command window stay - or - capture the output, Im reading about StderrRead - but im a bit lost

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