Executable Options

Matthew Fifield -

VDM allows for the use of shortcuts with command line arguments to modify how the application is launched.  VDM has four available options: "RV", "AS", "NL" and "MS".  The options are used with a Connection Profile, to easily launch and login to VDM.

Run View (RV)

Example Shortcut Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\VDM64.exe" "ExampleConnectionProfile/C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\VDMQV\ExampleView.vdm" "RV"

When using the RV command line argument, VDM will automatically log in and run the selected view with the specified connection profile.

Auto Scheduler (AS)

Example Shortcut Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\VDM.exe" "ExampleConnectionProfile" "AS"

When using the AS command line argument, VDM will automatically login with the specified connection profile and enable the Auto Scheduler.  Placing this shortcut in the Startup folder will automatically launch VDM on a Windows Server or PC at login.

 

Normal Logon (NL)

Example Shortcut Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\VDM.exe" "ExampleConnectionProfile" "NL"

When using the NL command line argument, VDM will automatically login with the specified connection profile.  This can be useful if VDM is frequently used to connect to several different databases.

 

Manual Session (MS)

Example Shortcut Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\VDM.exe" "ExampleConnectionProfile/AutoSchedulerJob(Full Path)" "MS"

When using the MS command line argument, VDM will automatically login with the specified connection profile, execute the defined Auto Scheduler Job and close.  

 

Dashboards (DASHBOARD)

Example Shortcut Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\VDM.exe" "ExampleConnectionProfile/DashboardJob(Full Path)" "DASHBOARD"

When using the DASHBOARD command line argument, VDM will automatically login with the specified connection profile, open Dashboards and enables "Auto Refresh".

 

Creating a Shortcut With Command Line Arguments

Right Click on the Desktop and Select "New" and then "Shortcut".

 

Browse to VDM.exe (32-bit) or VDM64.exe (64-bit) and select "Next".

Provide a name for the shortcut.

Right click on the shortcut and select "Properties".  In this window, under the target section, add the connection profile and the command line argument.  In the example below the shortcut is logging into the "ExampleConnectionProfile" connection profile and enabling the Auto Scheduler.

 

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