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REM10284

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Post by REM10284 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:33 am
I am a new Goanywhere user and I am trying to create a project and having some difficulties. I want to create a project that I call from a cl in the Iseries and pass values to. Then I want to create an XML document using those variables and post it to a server. I have most of the logic down and am using the RUNPROJECT command to pass variables and I think I defined my variables correctly and started to create my XML. The issue I am having is I wish to substring from one of the variables I passed and am getting blanks in my XML even though it looks correct in debug. I have attached a document showing some of the methods I tried. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Support_Rick

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Post by Support_Rick » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:44 am
Rem,

Your best bet is to substring and push the variables from your CL [%sst( var, 1, 60)] or create vars within your project to do the same after passing the variable from your CL. As in,

Parm Var: MyVar

SetVariable Part1 as ${ Substring( MyVar, 1, 60 ) }
SetVariable Part2 as ${ Substring( MyVar, 61, 3 ) }

...

<element name="Element1" value="${teststip}" type="CHAR" pattern="${Part1}" />

<element name="Element2" value="${teststip2}" type="CHAR" pattern="${Part2}" />

etc...
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REM10284

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Post by REM10284 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:43 am
I cannot substring it in the CL as it has about 40 values in the variable and the command only allows 25 values. I tried thas suggested and maybe I am missing something as when I debug it says the pattern cannot be white spaces. here is my current code
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<project name="TESTsst5" mainModule="Main" version="2.0" logLevel="normal" threadSafe="true">
	<description>Be careful moving to PROD.  Resources are currently pointing at QC for ITSME.</description>

	<module name="Main" logLevel="normal">

		<createWorkspace label="XMLWorkspace" version="1.0" logLevel="normal" />
		<print label="Incoming Variables" version="1.0">
			<![CDATA[SetVariable Part1 as ${ Substring( stipa, 1, 60 ) }]]>
		</print>
		<xmlWrite outputFile="${xmlFile}" version="1.0" disabled="false">
			<header><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?></header>
			<element name="Element1" value="${teststip}" type="CHAR" pattern="${Part1}">
				<element name="element2" value="${stipulations2}" />
			</element>
		</xmlWrite>
		<deleteWorkspace label="DeleteWorkspace" version="1.0" disabled="false" />
	</module>
	<variable name="xmlFile" value="AppData.xml" />
	<variable name="stipa" value="abcdefghijklm this is a test of the Substring function 5657585960616263646566" />
	<variable name="teststip" value="" />
	<variable name="Part1" value="" />
</project>

REM10284

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Post by REM10284 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:00 am
I managed to get this figured out. What was breaking things was the other users here told me to use an incoming variables task. Once I changed that to a set variable task the substring function worked as expected. Thanks for the Assistance

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Post by Support_Rick » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:03 am
Rem,

The Following Project XML will take the values passed (like you are simulating) and generate the XML file (shown below). Please review for ways to make this apply to your situation. Remember, Element1 (TestStip) isn't added because it's a blank value.
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<project name="TESTsst5" mainModule="Main" version="2.0" logLevel="normal" threadSafe="true">
	<description>Be careful moving to PROD.  Resources are currently pointing at QC for ITSME.</description>
	<variable name="xmlFile" value="AppData.xml" />
	<variable name="stipa" value="abcdefghijklm this is a test of the Substring function 5657585960616263646566" />
	<variable name="teststip" value="" />

	<module name="Main" logLevel="normal">

		<createWorkspace label="XMLWorkspace" version="1.0" logLevel="normal" />


		<setVariable label="Setvar: Stipluations2" name="Stipulations2" value="${ Substring( stipa, 1, 60 ) }" version="2.0" />


		<print label="Incoming Variables" version="1.0">
			<![CDATA[XMLFile:  ${XMLFile}
Stipa:   ${Stipa}
TestStip:  ${TestStip}

]]>
		</print>


		<xmlWrite outputFile="${xmlFile}" version="1.0" disabled="false">
			<header><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?></header>
			<element name="Element1" value="${teststip}">
				<element name="element2" value="${stipulations2}" />
			</element>
		</xmlWrite>


		<deleteWorkspace label="DeleteWorkspace" version="1.0" disabled="true" />

	</module>

</project>
Generated XML File:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Element1>
	<element2>abcdefghijklm this is a test of the Substring function 56575</element2>
</Element1>
Project Log:
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2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Start Date and Time: 2015-07-24 08:02:00
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Job Number: 1000000000804 
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Project Name: /Forum/TESTsst5
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Submitted By: RElliott
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Submitted From: Administrator UI
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      System: GA-MFT-01
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      GoAnywhere 5.0.1 running on Windows 7 6.1 (amd64)
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Executing project 'TESTsst5' 
2015-07-24 08:02:00           INFO      Project location: \\R901RHE9\GANetwork\GADFolders\projects\Forum\TESTsst5.xml
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Executing module 'Main'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Executing task 'createWorkspace 1.0 (XMLWorkspace)'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Workspace directory for this job is set to '\\R901RHE9\GANetwork\GADFolders\workspace\1000000000804'.
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Finished task 'createWorkspace 1.0 (XMLWorkspace)'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Executing task 'setVariable 2.0 (Setvar: Stipluations2)'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Variable 'Stipulations2' was created and set to 'abcdefghijklm this is a test of the Substring function 56575'.
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Finished task 'setVariable 2.0 (Setvar: Stipluations2)'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Executing task 'print 1.0 (Incoming Variables)'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      XMLFile:  AppData.xml
                                        Stipa:   abcdefghijklm this is a test of the Substring function 5657585960616263646566
                                        TestStip:  
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Finished task 'print 1.0 (Incoming Variables)'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Executing task 'xmlWrite 1.0'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      File '\\R901RHE9\GANetwork\GADFolders\Workspace\1000000000804\AppData.xml' (145 bytes) was created successfully
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Finished task 'xmlWrite 1.0'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Finished module 'Main'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      Finished project 'TESTsst5'
2015-07-24 08:02:01           INFO      End Date and Time: 2015-07-24 08:02:01
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