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Launch batch File with argumnets from VB

Launch batch File with argumnets from VB

Launch batch File with argumnets from VB

Strictly speaking i am using the VBA inside of excel (don't have full VB at work)

I am using it to A create user friendly front end to launch a batch file, which holds passwords etc.

My brain has gone completly blank on how to launch a batch file & pass it some variables from the VBA in excel.

my test batch file is:-
@echo off
echo hello world
echo %1

I am trying to use the shell command in vba, but have got the syntax wrong somehwere:-
RetVal = shell("c:\Documents and Settings\abc\Desktop\test1.bat " & hello, vbNormalFocus)

i am expecting to see a command window, which echos 'hello world & hello' then press any key blah blah!!!

any ideas, is it possible?

Cheers in advance,


RE: Launch batch File with argumnets from VB

Add quotes around the text string that you want to pass to the .bat file.



RetVal = shell("c:\Documents and Settings\abc\Desktop\test1.bat " & hello, vbNormalFocus)


RetVal = shell("c:\Documents and Settings\abc\Desktop\test1.bat " & "hello", vbNormalFocus)

ie change hello to "hello".

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