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Old 01-04-2007, 09:03 AM
wellilein wellilein is online now
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Nesting Process Files Action

I tried to nest two process files actions.
I know that this is not possible according to the help, but I think that this is just a problem of implementation:

Process files A
. Set macro FILE1 = PROCFILES_FULLPATH
. Process files B
. Set macro FILE2 = PROCFILES_FULLPATH

This partly works. For the second FILE1, it will have the correct file name, but the folder of the process files B action.

In my opinion there should not be a problem nesting two process files actions if the script implementer takes care of saving the temporary PROCFILES_* macros, so I consider this as some kind of bug, at least a missing feature :-)
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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What's a workaround for nested Processed Files?

it is so true how you described this problem.

The problem is with the PROCFILES_FULLPATH macro which does not get updated properly on the second round in netsed Processed Files.

I know it is not recommended to have nested Processed Files.

Kinook, what's a workaround for this? I need to Process files, find a file then process another folder and find some files based on the first search.

In ohter words something like two loops. Any ideas?

thank you
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:07 AM
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For one of the loops, store the filenames in a macro and use a repeating build rule to iterate.
http://www.kinook.com/VisBuildPro/Ma...scriptloop.htm

Or put the inner loop in another .bld file and call it with the VisBuildPro Project action.
http://www.kinook.com/VisBuildPro/Ma...projaction.htm
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:32 PM
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Nesting is supported in v8.0.
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