vikashbitm2010

How to append file path in Autoit

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I have following in batch file:

echo myfile = D:\\myfile.txt >> %qm_AttachmentsFile%

In above, env variable is " qm_AttachmentsFile " where File path is getting appended.

 

How i can do through AutoIt ?

Any suggestion ?

 

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Use envset for temporarily setting the environment variable.

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Thanks for the reply !!

I am using like this:

EnvSet("qm_AttachmentsFile" ," D:\myfile.txt")

But its not working..

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Are you getting any error?

Please note, Once AutoIt closes, the variables will cease to exist. If you want to permanently set, use registry write operation. Search this forum.

 

Edited by Anoop

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Ignore the posts above, they're not helping you.

You want to use EnvGet to retrieve an environment variable's value. So to get the value that qm_AttachmentsFile contains you'd use EnvGet("qm_AttachmentsFile") and that will return the value.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, BrewManNH said:

 

Ignore the posts above, they're not helping you.

 

:D :D :D 

@vikashbitm2010, So let BreManNH post help you.

If you need any more details, please feel free to ask me.

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Anoop, I'm sorry if you got all hurt because I told the truth.

The OP was asking how to use an environment variable in a script. Everything you posted was telling him how to set the variable which is not what he needed. If the OP kept following your advice he'd have gotten more confused and wondering why it wasn't working. You weren't helping, you were just confusing the issue.


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5 hours ago, BrewManNH said:

Anoop, I'm sorry if you got all hurt because I told the truth.

The OP was asking how to use an environment variable in a script. Everything you posted was telling him how to set the variable which is not what he needed. If the OP kept following your advice he'd have gotten more confused and wondering why it wasn't working. You weren't helping, you were just confusing the issue.

Unfortunately, I don't think that there is some truth :) . His question clearly states that, he has a batch file with an environment variable which is getting appended with some file path. And he wants to do it with Autoit. Per my knowledge, envget will not do this.

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Hi Anoop,

Thanks for understanding my query. Here you described in the same way.

EnvGet will not work in this case.

I have req with autoit as follows:

There is an environment variable " qm_AttachmentsFile " which is added to the process environment already during my application execution.

Now The value of the environment variable "qm_AttachmentsFile" should be the the full pathname to the file.

And It is very successful with the batch file:

echo myfile = D:\\myfile.txt >> %qm_AttachmentsFile%

In above line present in batch file, the value as full pathname to the file is getting appended in the environment variable " qm_AttachmentsFile ".

 

But I dont want to use batch file, so I want to do this through AutoIt script.

Any idea will be appreciated.

 

 

 

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

EnvSet("qm_AttachmentsFile" ," D:\myfile.txt")
MsgBox(0,"",EnvGet("qm_AttachmentsFile"))

The above script is correctly setting the environment variable and I can get it back using EnvGet. But please note - A environment variable set in this way will only be accessible to programs that AutoIt spawns (Run(), RunWait()). Once AutoIt closes, the variables will cease to exist.

For permanently setting, you can use the script provided in the below post as reference.

 

Edited by Anoop

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#11 ·  Posted

Hey guys,

I tried with the following and its working for me now:

Run(@ComSpec & " /k echo log = D:\\myfile.txt >> %qm_AttachmentsFile%", "", @SW_HIDE)

 

Thanks.

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#12 ·  Posted

Hi vikashbitm2010, Great to know that you solved your issue.

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