The command isn't executed as if it were run in the "Windows Run" box, it's executed as if it were run in the "Command Prompt" window. So you should test-run your commands there instead. And the command you need is start mailto:dan2@xxxxxxxxx And here's a link I dredged up that describes in more detail how to format the mailto URL: http://email.about.com/od/mailtoemaillinks/a/mailto_elements.htm You'll find more such links by googling "mailto URL" (which is where I got that one). Regards PC2 -----Original Message----- From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Sent: October 26, 2005 14:33 To: Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400; Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: Questions on "Calling PC Commands from RPG" article O.k., thought I'd give an update. Got the PC side working. Ended up setting a classpath as an environment variable. This classpath stuff is as clear as mud. Will have to get more experience using it. Someone off-list sent me an example RPG program that invokes notepad.exe. And this really works like a charm! Unfortunately, I tried using "mailto:dan2@xxxxxxxxx" (using my real address) as a command sent to the data queue, but got: Command to be Executed = mailto:dan2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx did not start :java.io.IOException: CreateProcess: mailto:dan2@xxxxxxxxx error=2 ... even though this works from within the Windows Run dialog box. So... How can I find out how to start an Outlook "Create New Email" window, plugging in recipient email address, subject, and body text? This is Outlook 2002. Presume that Outlook is already running.
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