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Re: Questions on "Calling PC Commands from RPG" article



fixed

   Correction:

 start "Mail" "mailto: "mailto: Joe.Hayes@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=look at this
    website&body=Hi, I found this website and thought you might like it
    http://www.geocities.com/wowhtml/";

   Rune

   Rune Kaus wrote:

    The "start" command needs a window title and a command so the following
    will work:

    start "Mail" "mailto: "mailto: "mailto: Joe.Hayes@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=look 
at this
    website&body=Hi, I found this website and thought you might like it
    http://www.geocities.com/wowhtml/";

    Where "Mail" is the Window title and the rest is the requested command.

    Good luck.

    Rune
    Hayes, Joe wrote:

  The problem is, you need other things that are denoted with &.
  Example: mailto: Joe.Hayes@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=look at this website&body=Hi,
  I found this website and thought you might like it
  http://www.geocities.com/wowhtml/

  I couln't get this to run from cmd.exe for love nor money.

  Here's some VBScript code that you could invoke to accomplish this.  Save it
  as whatever.vbs, and then it can be executed from the command line, so your
  java app will have no trouble.

  set shell = createobject("wscript.shell")

  theAddr = "someone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
  theCC = "someone-else@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
  theBCC = "someone-hidden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
  theSubject = "The subject line"
  theBody = "Line 1" & vbcrlf & "Line 2" & vbcrlf & "Line 3"

  shell.run "mailto:"; & theAddr _
  & "?subject=" & escape(theSubject) _
  & "&body=" & escape(theBody) _
  & "&cc=" & theCC _
  & "&bcc=" & theCC


  Other options are better.  However, they would require actual programming
  (as opposed to simple scripting).

  If someone figures out how to get mailto: to go from cmd.exe with all the
  options, I'd love to see it.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: java400-l-bounces+joe.hayes=fiserv.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  [mailto:java400-l-bounces+joe.hayes=fiserv.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
  Clapham, Paul
  Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 4:49 PM
  To: Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400
  Subject: RE: Questions on "Calling PC Commands from RPG" article

  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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