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sabine

Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 25
Location: Austria

 Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: udv_variables Hi, manual says that i can use user defined variables for file/folder availability test. I want to look for a special file (filename ist stored in udv_inputfilename) but all i can use are date macros. I always get bad results even when I insert a file. Configuration: Alert when file doesn't exist. Performed by Hostmonitor v6.80 Variable: udv_inputfilename (=da20070509123456.xml) Path: D:\temp\backup\input\files\%udv_inputfilename% What went wrong? Regards sabine
KS-Soft Europe

Joined: 16 May 2006
Posts: 2832

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: udv_variables

 sabine wrote: Variable: udv_inputfilename (=da20070509123456.xml) Path: D:\temp\backup\input\files\%udv_inputfilename%

So, you have stored file name da20070509123456.xml into %udv_inputfilename% variable, right? Or you have stored template, like da%yyyymmdd%123456.xml ? Have you enabled "Translate macros" option for the "File Availability" test method? Sorry, I could not reproduce the proble. Everything works fine in our environment. Could you provide Remote Desktop or VNC access to the system, where HostMonitor is running?

P.S. If you setup udv_inputfilename using "User Defined Variables" Window (menu "Profiles" -> "Global Macro Variables"), you should remove "=" sign from "=da20070509123456.xml". Just type "da20070509123456.xml". Please note, you are using template for the yesterday date.

Regards,
Max
sabine

Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 25
Location: Austria

 Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 7:08 am    Post subject: Hi, i get this filename from a former test and defined it in menu "profiles" -> "global macro variables" like: %::DA_Input_File_Exists::FileName%. This works fine for all other macro variables i use. Is it possible that the problem ist the DA_Input_File_Exists Test? It is located in an other folder. Sorry, I can't give you remote controll, the Hostmon PC is placed in High Secure Network of our Comp. regards sabine
KS-Soft

Joined: 03 Apr 2002
Posts: 12117
Location: USA

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject:

 Quote: %::DA_Input_File_Exists::FileName%

UDV variable refers to result of another test? You cannot use such constructions as parameter of the test.

Regards
Alex
sabine

Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 25
Location: Austria

 Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:13 am    Post subject: why not, I use such constructions successfully with shell script tests as well.
KS-Soft

Joined: 03 Apr 2002
Posts: 12117
Location: USA

 Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Shell Script and Active Script methods are special tests, they support all variables. Why do you need such strange configuration? Regards Alex
sabine

Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 25
Location: Austria

 Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: We need to monitor a full automated file transaktion between several computers (at night). We don't know how the file is named, so it's easier for us to store the filename in a variable to trace every move/copy process of the file. Is it possible to add udv_variables as results from other tests to File Availability Test of Hostmon in next version? I think that would be a good idea. regards, sabine
KS-Soft

Joined: 03 Apr 2002
Posts: 12117
Location: USA

 Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: I think its low priority task. If you are using some script that returns name of the file, probably you may use this script to create import file that will replace test settings using specified name of target file Regards Alex
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