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How do I send a TrackName from a batch (.au3) file into Audacity?

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This may take a bit of conversation on what I am doing but in short: I want to take information from a cell in Excel and send it to the present track in Audacity in order to name that track.

I have the Task Scheduler set up to start and stop recording sessions and those batch files are working quite well.  With each start, a new track is created.  I want to name the new track and that name is to come form an Excel file that shows the schedule.  Manually, I can name the track even when it is recording so I feel safe doing it automatically.

Some of the code I am using is:

WinAcivate("Audacity")
SendKeepActive("Audacity")
Send("!^+rr")". {and rs}

I have, somewhere around here, the key strokes to open the dialogue box but don't know how to send the track name other than actually typing it.  I guess if I use this method then I need to know how to close that dialogue box without disturbing the recording session.  I guess that I can send the name of the track just before starting a new one.

This may be a two phase question,

- At first, can someone here tell me how to send a name into Audacity to name the track. 
- Second, how might I look into Excel to pull information from a cell relative to the time indicated in another cell.

Should I start another discussion for that second question?

Suggestions appreciated.

 

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Have you used the AutoIt Window Info tool (in the same directory where you installed AutoIt) on the dialog box? If you can obtain the window info, you should be able to ControlSend the data you scrape from Excel.


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Have you used the AutoIt Window Info tool (in the same directory where you installed AutoIt) on the dialog box? If you can obtain the window info, you should be able to ControlSend the data you scrape from Excel.

Forgive me for not responding sooner. 

I guess I an not enabled to receive notification for post responses.

How do I check this?

Thanks for the encouragement that this might work.

I do not see the "AutoIt Windows Info Tool" in my system. 

Maybe I don't have a full set up.

Am I just not seeing it or is it missing?

Thoughts and suggestions for either point?

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Emerogork,

 

I guess I an not enabled to receive notification for post responses.

How do I check this?

Go to your user name at top-right and open the dropdown. Select <My Settings> - when the new window opens choose <Notification Options> and look for the <Topics & Posts - Auto follow topics I reply to> section. :)

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