Conversion Program - Automation


(Chia Chang) #1

Has anyone tried automating running a conversion program? We are looking to run conversion program 6430 on a monthly basis through an automation process. I couldn’t find any similar topics through the search.


(Monty Wilson) #2

Because the Epicor Admin Tools run inside a Windows application, it could be automated with a Windows scripting tool. This is the only method I’ve found for scripting these tools in the E9 world.


(Chia Chang) #3

Could you provide an example of a Windows scripting tool that we could look into and test with?


(Nathan your friendly neighborhood Support Engineer) #4

https://www.autohotkey.com/

it can automate mouse and keyboard movements/strokes and I used it back in the day when I was working with E905. Fully automated an ASCII dump and load with it parsing a before and after tab analysis then providing a report. Works well.


(Chia Chang) #5

I’ll have to take a look but it uses scripting which will take a little more time on my end. I was hoping the UI would be more user friendly. Was hoping that it would record mouse and keyboard strokes like you said to create the script itself.


(Nathan your friendly neighborhood Support Engineer) #6

I sure there are others that are a bit more point and click out there.