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Calling AutoIT EXE from a Batch File. How to Capture @Error Value?

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I have a batch file that will run once daily and it will call a custom-built AutoIT script that's compiled as an EXE.

I'm trying to figure out how to capture (within the batch file) if all of the functionality present within the AutoIT Script EXE ran successfully via assessment of an @error value created/stored within the AutoIT Script EXE.  That way, if my AutoIT Script EXE ran successfully through determination that the @error value returned from the script was 0, I can continue moving forward with other actions within the batch file.  If though the @error value from the AutoIT Script EXE is something *other* than 0, I'd like to be able to see that within my batch file in order to know *not* to continue forward with any remaining activities in the batch file.

Seems simple but I'm having difficulty figuring out how to accomplish this.

Many thanks for any tips / code snippets anyone can provide.

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Have a look at Exit in the help file.  You can set the value returned from the script for you batch file to read.  Since you didn't provide an example script of exactly what you are trying to do, It hard to get anymore detailed.  Do you have multiple functions that you are trying to check the @error value for?

 

Adam

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Why not get rid of the batch file and do it all in AutoIt?


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

This is a small example I use to output custom exit codes:

If $nTransfers = 0 Then
   $Return_code = 1
Else
   $Return_code = 0
EndIf

Exit ($Return_code)

Pay attention that if you invoke your exe from a simple batch file, and use a third utility to intercept the return code, this utility will intercept the return code of the batch file instead of the exe.

echo off

C:myprogram.exe

will always exit with a 0 (zero), even if the return code of myprogram.exe is different.

More sophisticated batch files could be programmed with custom exit codes but programming in AutoIt is (for me) simplier that batch script, so BrewManNH is right: avoid the use of bat files and make everything in AutoiT.

Edited by Cybergraph

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