Calling .bat file

mikeymay

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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I have a batch file saved as follows

\\Global.com\file\ResourcePlanningControl\shared\ResourcePlanningControl\FTE Control\Branch\Public Folder Access\Glide Paths\RevokePublicAccess - Glide Paths.bat

I would like to call and execute this file as part of a rountine.

A colleague has supplied the following code to do this
Code:
Call Shell(Environ$("COMSPEC") & " /c \\Global.com\file\ResourcePlanningControl\shared\ResourcePlanningControl\FTE Control\Branch\Public Folder Access\Glide Paths\RevokePublicAccess - Glide Paths.bat", vbNormalFocus)
but this doesn't seem to work.

Not sure how to correct this and is this the best way of doing this?


Thanks
 

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John_w

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There are spaces in the folder path and file name, so you need to surround the filespec with quotes, like this:
Code:
Call Shell(Environ$("COMSPEC") & " /c ""\\Global.com\file\ResourcePlanningControl\shared\ResourcePlanningControl\FTE Control\Branch\Public Folder Access\Glide Paths\RevokePublicAccess - Glide Paths.bat""", vbNormalFocus)
 
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