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Delete All Files From a Specific Location





Delete All Files From a Specific Location

First, create the following CDF:

Function Name: ShellExecuteA
CDF library name: SHELL32.DLL
Return type: Int
Create 6 Parameters:
1-Name: Hndwin Type: Int
2-Name: cAction Type: String
3-Name: cFileName Type: String
4-Name: cParams Type: String
5-Name: cDir Type: String
6-Name: nShowWin Type: String

Close and re-open your DataEase application (to register the CDF).

Copy and paste the following sample DQL code into a new procedure (amend where necessary such as the directories). Compile and run:

define temp “tRet” number .

message “Delete all files from C:\Files? | Click to continue or to cancel” window “Delete Files”; 4; 4; 0 .
if current status = 6 then
tRet := ShellExecuteA(0,”Open”,”cmd.exe”,” /C del C:\Files\*.**”,”C:\Files”, 0) .

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Hi there,I am trying to use an external MySQL DB in dataease. I have successfully create the ODBC link and added the DB to dataease. I can also access the DB from dataease. Now, just for testing purposes, I am trying to create a simple report b...

Product: DataEase for Windows 7.x. Written by George Washington 11/04/14 at 08:26:17

no se pude exportar ahora archivos a pdf, ni a excel o otros cosa mala. en verdad creo que hace faltaen las versiones anteriores me funcionaba mas o menos bien. le hace falta a los aplicativos que se desarrollan en Dataeasegr...

Product: DataEase 8 Reporter. Written by eduardo paez 02/05/14 at 14:40:11

Thanks. Anyway I'm trying to use this fuction but it seems to me that it doesn't work on 8.2. I tried also in a DQL.There's something wrong?<img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAA9IAAAJ3CAYAAAB4NWk3AAAAAXNSR0IArs4...

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Thanks for the very good explanation!AS...

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