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Help writing bat file

by Jill_H / February 18, 2008 11:04 AM PST

I am newbie to batch files. Any help would be appreciated.
I want to execute a dtsx package first and when complete execute an ant file.

First, I want to check if any files (.txt) exists in a folder.
IF exists *.txt in D:\folder
if yes:
(C:\SQL\ProjectName\bin - do I haveto set the path first?)
execute dtexec /f mypackage.dtsx
execute ant -buildfile D:\project\conf\file.xml

If no files exists and folder is empty : quit

Hope this makes sense,

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vauge suggestions....
by Jill_H / February 19, 2008 4:53 AM PST

Thanks for the warm welcome Kees!
Thanks for the suggestion to actually perform a search on Google, mind blowing! I have already searched around and have not been able to find a particular good tutorial.
Hence the post.
If you have a particular tutorial that you have used and would like to recommend that would be cool.

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Re: tutorial
by Kees Bakker / February 19, 2008 9:11 PM PST
In reply to: vauge suggestions....

I learned it from the DOS 5.0 manual.

What's your exact problem? I mean, what particular command don't you grasp? And what part works?
I see the following elements:
- if to see if files exist
- cd to jump to the right folder
- running a program

Tell more on where you get stuck.


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This is what I got..
by Jill_H / February 22, 2008 8:32 AM PST
In reply to: Re: tutorial

This is what I got so far and this works.
Is there anyway I can verify that the second process does not starts until the first has completed?

If exist C:\testFolder\testfile.txt (
echo file exists
cd "C:\Documents\JillH\Desktop\EmbeddedSQL\DB_Project_INT\bin"
dtexec /f loadRArecords.dtsx
REM(The next process should not start until the first one has completed)
cd "C:\Client\Tools\bin"
ant -buildfile C:\Client\Tools\config\demo_1.xml
) else (
echo file does not exists


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Re: batchfile
by Kees Bakker / February 22, 2008 11:57 PM PST
In reply to: This is what I got..

Try start with the /wait switch for the first program. Help start in the command window will give some info. Like
start /wait dtexec ...

Hope this helps.


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