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Need help - want to save files and schedule it

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Hi Guys!  I'm totally new to scripting and this software might as well be in a foreign language.  I don't see anything telling me even where to start.  Here's what I need to do:

Run a report in Quickbooks, then save that report into 4 different folders on my network.  I would like to schedule it to happen 3 times per day.  I thought I could do it with a mouse recorder...

Any help/guidance/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Denise

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

"Run a report in Quickbooks"

​Can you be more specific?

Using Scite (autoit editor) you can write code with autocomplition (it guesses what you want to write), for example, you want to copy the report to 4 different folders, so you use FileCopy(),but you don't know how to use this function, simple thing, just write FileCopy, put the cursor marker in FileCopy word and hit F1 key, it will open the FileCopy's help file with all you need to know :)

If you are a starter, may you want to look into examples: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/forum/9-example-scripts/(but there's a begginers guide somewhere, I think melba23 has it on his signature)

PS: you need to save the project/au3 file first (in case is a new au3 file) in order to help files work with scite (I don't know why it is this way, but that how it is)

EDIT: You mean this: https://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/INF12339

Edited by Kyan

Heroes, there is no such thing

One day I'll discover what IE.au3 has of special for so many users using it.
C'mon there's InetRead and WinHTTP, way better
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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Is quickbooks always open on someones machine or do you need the script to open quickbooks to get the reports? Is PDF a good format for the reports? Not to be that guy but if you would rather I can make the script for you for a price.

Edited by computergroove

Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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Quickbooks is always open. As for "run a report", it's just a matter of making selections from various menus.  The reports are generated in .csv format. Computergroove - depending on the price, that may be agreeable.

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