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    Torsten Bonde Christiansen
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Opened by Hans L Rieder - 05.09.2010

FS#51 - DOS command "!"

Ver 2.2.1.171

Helpfile says for the command "!":

dos textexecute any valid MS-DOS command and return to EpiData- dos command will open an MS-DOS window/open : Keep window open after execution
!works only on XP+ Pc's

I interpret this as working with XP or higher, but if it works in some XP versions (perhaps), it does not do so in all: I know of two colleagues in whom the command to open a batch file that directs to open a REC file (in EpiData Entry) opens the REC file in the default text editor.

Vista and Windows 7 no problem, it works perfectly.

Any chance to get this command "!" to work on XP machines? It is a marvelously powerful command. Or is there a workaround? The reason for its usefulness comes with using EpiData Analysis for a menu report, and allowing (or rather directing) people to enter data into a predetermined file only, and then in the same menu allow analysis by button pressing - the whole package including software can be given to people who need to know nothing.

Example is on www.tbrieder.org | EpiData | Part D, Exercise 4 solution

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