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Category: oracle 9i
How to automatically upload a predetermined set of TAB files via EasyLoader 6.8.
Is it possible to upload a predetermined set of TAB files via EasyLoader 6.8?
Easyloader 6.8 can be given specific commandline arguments that enable it to upload a predetermined set of TAB files. Specifically, EasyLoader 6.8 must be started using the "/L" commandline argument, which identifies a text file that contains a listing of the absolute paths of the TAB files that are to be uploaded. The following example illustrates this process:
Ensure that your database is properly installed.
Install the EasyLoader 6.8 product.
Locate *each* directory within your file system that contains TAB files that need to be uploaded.
For example, suppose that the following two TAB files exist: (notice that they exist inside different directories)
Create a text file that lists the absolute paths of all the concerned TAB files, such that each line has the following syntax:
<absolute path of file>
For example, create a text file named "my_tab_files.txt" that contains the following lines:
Copy this new text file into the directory where the EasyLoader 6.8 product is installed.
Start the EasyLoader 6.8 program using the following commandline argument:
easyloader.exe /L<name of text file>
EasyLoader 6.8 will begin execution and show a gui that is similar to the following:
Note: the concerned TAB files are automatically listed in the "MapInfo Table List" listbox.
Users should then "connect" to their database of choice, which will thereby "enable" the "Tables..." and "Upload" buttons on the gui.
Hit the "Upload" button to force the automatic upload of the listed TAB files. As this operation occurs, the progress bar at the bottom of the gui will become filled. Once the upload process is completed, a success message will be displayed as follows:
Caveat: if the absolute path of a TAB file was stated *incorrectly* within the text file, then the following error message (i.e. "Error Opening Table") will be displayed:
Last Modified: 04/20/2005 01:39:48 PM