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  • BW6.X - BWCE - How to call a command or a script from BusinessWorks or BusinessWorks Container Edition


    It is sometimes needed to call a system command or a command script from a BusinessWorks process. This is possible using the ‘External Command’ activity but there are a few useful things to know.

    This article aims to explain how to use the ‘External Command’ activity in a Windows Environment.

    # Windows environment

    To call a basic command like ‘DIR’ the External Command activity should be configured with following options.

    1. Check the ‘Provide Command Output’ to get the output of the command :

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    2. In the Input tab map the command field with a string containing the command and its parameters (note that it should start by ‘cmd /c’):

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    The same approach can be used to start a batch script:

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    # Linux environment

    To call a basic command like ‘ls’ the External Command activity should be configured with following options.

    1. Check the ‘Provide Command Output’ to get the output of the command :

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    2. In the Input tab map the command field with a string containing the command and its parameters (if the command or its parameters never change it can be entered in the ‘Command To Execute’ field) :

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    A batch script can be launched using the same approach:

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    Reference elements

    https://docs.tibco.com/pub/activematrix_businessworks/6.10.0/doc/html/Default.htm#binding-palette/external-command.htm


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