Jeff,

Actually it should work just fine. You just need to specify where the
file is. so for you example:

STRPCCMD PCCMD('rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler
C:\SomeFolder\abc.xls')


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Starkville, Mississippi

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I'm dense. The following:

STRPCCMD PCCMD('rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler
"www.dilgardfoods.com"')

will open our company's home page. But the same statement doesn't
work for a .xls or .doc or .pdf file. I assume that's because
rundll32 is calling url.dll which handles, well, urls. Suppose I want
to open file abc.xls. How does that look? Don't you need to know
ahead of time the PC file extension so the proper call is made? And
doesn't the START command eliminate that?

Thanks.


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Scott
Klement<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've tried doing it the way Booth shows (with the "start" command), and
I've also tried doing it the way Brian May/Nick Radich shows (with
FileProtocolHandler).

I'll tell you this: Brian/Nick's solution (FilePrototcolHandler) is
MUCH MUCH nicer. It doesn't create the ugly MS-DOS window, it has much
fewer problems with special characters in filenames and URIs. It's just
a much better solution.

My 2 cents.


Booth Martin wrote:
Here is a way that was recommended to me, which I've used:

http://www.martinvt.com/Code_Samples/PC_Commands/pc_commands.html

Basically, the significant code snippet is:

** * Start PC Organizer if not started.
C eval wCmdString = 'STRPCO PCTA(*NO)'
C callp(e) pQCmdExc(wCmdString:
C %len(%trim(wCmdString)) )
**

* Establish the command to perform.

** C select
C when PB1 = 1
C eval wCommand =
C 'start http://www.martinvt.com'
C when PB1 = 2
C eval wCommand =
C 'notepad.exe'
C when PB1 = 3
C eval wCommand =
C 'excel.exe'
...
**** C eval wCmdString = 'strpccmd pccmd('''
C + %trim(wCommand)
C + ''') pause(*NO)'
C callp pQCmdExc(wCmdString:
C %len(%trim(wCmdString)) )
**



Nick_Radich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Bob,

Here is what I have on my system to go to websites.

I have it wrapped into a Command I call WEB, that prompts for a
website.


PGM PARM(&SITE)

DCL VAR(&CMD) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(120)
DCL VAR(&SITE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(30)

CHGVAR VAR(&CMD) VALUE('rundll32.exe +
url.dll,FileProtocolHandler ' *BCAT +
'http://www.' *CAT &SITE *TCAT '.com')

STRPCO PCTA(*NO)
MONMSG MSGID(IWS4010)

STRPCCMD PCCMD(&CMD) PAUSE(*NO)

ENDPGM







Thanx,

Nick



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Try using

rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler

instead of

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"

This will open whatever their default browser is no matter where it is
installed. It can save you headaches later.

HTH,

Brian May
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Can anybody tell me why I can't get this to work using a variable for
the URL? Instead of going to the web site in the &URL variable,
the browser opens up to whatever the home page is set to. If I hard
code the HTTP://...... It will work.

DCL VAR(&URL) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(60)

MONMSG IWS4010
CHGVAR VAR(&URL) VALUE('HTTP://WWW.GOOGLE.COM')
STRPCO PCTA(*NO)

STRPCCMD PCCMD('"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" +
&URL')









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