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Button to Initiate Windows Shell Command

  • 1.  Button to Initiate Windows Shell Command

    Posted 02-21-2019 14:43
    Is it possible to create a button that will initiate a Windows shell command?  If so, how do you do it?

    I am trying to automate a process that would add a watermark to an existing pdf file attachment, then save it as a new revision.  The watermark would be added using a program that can be accessed through the Windows command prompt using the original file name, output file name and properties of the watermark.  The whole process would include placing the original file attachment where it can be accessed by the other program, issuing the command prompt command, then uploading the output as a revised file attachment.

    Does this even sound possible with Quick Base?  Is there perhaps an alternate way to accomplish this?


  • 2.  RE: Button to Initiate Windows Shell Command

    Posted 02-21-2019 14:54
    It's not possible in that way, maybe if you have a server with the odbc connector, you cant try to upload a file using a sql script (job in sql server).