Running CMD Commands

Running CMD Commands

The SaveToDB add-in allows loading and refreshing data from XML, JSON, HTML, and CSV files.

You can use Windows Shell and CMD commands for loading, preparing, or checking such files.

For example:

 dbofilesContextMenudboOpen {FileName}CMDnotepad.exe {FileName}

Use the CMD handler type with commands in the HANDLER_CODE field in the following format:

<Command> [<Parameter1>[ <Parameter2>[ ...]]

The commands can use context values in the following format: {ParameterName=DefaultValue} or simply {ParameterName}

Command examples:

notepad.exe {FileName}
dir .
cmd /c dir {Mask=*.*}
cmd /k dir {Mask=*.*}
sayhello.cmd {FirstName}
mailto:{Email}&amp;subject=Thanks for the connection&amp;body=Hello {FirstName},%0A

The latest example shows how to launch a new email using the mailto: command.
The mailto: handlers are added to menus for non-empty recipients only.

Use the cmd /c mode to execute a command and close the window after the execution. Use the cmd /k mode to leave the window opened.

The add-in launches the commands in the active workbook directory if the workbook has been already saved.

Important! Run commands from trusted sources only! The SaveToDB add-in does not check commands.