Profile Properties – Running External ProgramsThis profile property enables you to run a program (*.exe, *.com) or a batch file (*.bat, *.cmd) when starting and completing a profile. Consequently, you can shut down a database before creating a backup and restart it when finished. When starting the program the profile is halted until the program has completed. A return value (exit code) of -99 causes the profile to be aborted and no error message will be generated.
Note: This profile property isn't available unless Expert Mode is activated.
Upon Profile Startup/CompletionThe file path of the program to be started is shown in the box. Double quotes have to be inserted around the file name if parameters are included at the file name. Example: "C:\Start.exe" -a
Red highlighting indicates that the program couldn't be found.
The following buttons are available:
- Open Folder icon
- Select - Select new program
- Remove - Remove program
- Test - Start program
Start program for:This option enables you to specify the operation during which the program is to be started. The following options are available:
Window FocusThis option enables you to specify the window focus of the program that is started.
- Normal (no focus)
- Minimized (no focus)