Change File Type After Export
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Article Goal: Provide the steps needed to change the file type once it is exported through the Scheduler's post processing commands and provide examples.
In this article we provide the steps needed to alter the file type after it is exported through the scheduler by using post processing commands.
Where Can You Change File Types?
The file types are going to be altered using post processing commands in the job setup of the Scheduler.
Important Information On Changing File Types
- Even though you can rename many files to change their file extension, this could potentially “break” the file as a result. This is because certain file types have specific formats.
Example: If you turn the file extension of an image (.jpg) into a text file (.txt), the text file will appear to be a bunch of random numbers / letters / symbols.
- If changing file extensions, always try to change to a file format in the same category – like changing the file extension of generic text files from .txt to .csv or .log.
- You can safely try different file extensions by creating a copy of your file and changing its file type instead of the original copy or change the file extension back to the original.
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Steps To Change File Type After Export.
Note: The steps/example below are exporting a detail grid as a text file and convert it to a .csv file.
1. Open VDM and go into Job section of the Scheduler.
2. Open or create a job and go through the execution wizard until you reach the post processing section.
3. Enable Command Post Processing.
4. Paste the command below into the text area. Modify it as needed for your execution.
Command: Copy "Details.Text.FullName" *.txt & Rename "Details.Text.FullName" *.csv
Information for modifying the command.
TIP: For easier selection of the control and file type being exported, right click in the text area to insert the text.
5. Once the command finished, click Finish.
6. Run the job through master job or schedule it to verify that the command is working for you. Check the export location for the updated file type.
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