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RunTask.SetArguments

Sets the command arguments that should be used to launch the executable.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
RunTask 3.1 Yes Yes Yes No No

MBS( "RunTask.SetArguments"; arguments )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
arguments Pass one argument for each argument. "-v"

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Sets the command arguments that should be used to launch the executable.
Be aware that shell expansion does not happen and shell variables are not expanded.

Examples

Set three arguments

MBS( "RunTask.SetArguments"; "-v"; "-s"; "test.txt" )

Set a lot of arguments:

MBS("RunTask.SetArguments"; "-i"; "/test/tmp/filetmp%d.jpg"; "-b:v"; "320k"; "-vcodec"; "prores"; "-profile"; "2"; "-qscale"; "5"; "/test/tmp/IM_0001.mov")

List connected clients on FileMaker Server:

# © 30.07.2016 Patrick Weh | Team Nifty GmbH (17:40 Uhr)
# List connected Clients
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Script checks for connected clients at the FileMaker Server.
# Copy this File to your Server and run this Script on your FileMaker Server.
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
Set Error Capture [On]
Allow User Abort [Off]
#
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RunTask.NewTask" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RunTask.SetLaunchPath"; "/Library/FileMaker Server/Database Server/bin/fmsadmin" )]
# please put your admin password here
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RunTask.SetArguments"; "-u" ; "fmserveradmin" ; "-p" ; "fmserveradminpassword" ; "list" ; "clients" ; "-s" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RunTask.Launch")]
# now wait for task to finish:
Set Variable [$result; Value:""]
Loop
    Pause/Resume Script [Duration (seconds): 2]
    Set Variable [$result; Value:$result & MBS("RunTask.ReadOutputText")]
    Exit Loop If [MBS("RunTask.IsRunning") ≠ 1]
End Loop
#
# write into a field:
Set Field [Check clients::Clients; $result]
Commit Records/Requests [No dialog]
#

Set parameters for -p "Hello World":

MBS( "RunTask.SetArguments"; "-p"; "Hello World" )

# please notice that we just have quotes around Hello World

Show quicklook preview window for PDF file:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "RunTask.NewTask" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "RunTask.SetLaunchPath"; "/usr/bin/qlmanage" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "RunTask.SetArguments"; "-p"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/Hello World.pdf" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "RunTask.Launch") ]

See also

Example Databases


RunTask.ReadOutputText   -   RunTask.SetCurrentDirectoryPath

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