External Launcher Function

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The External Launcher type allows you to launch external programs.

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Field

Description

File/Program

Here you define which file or program you want to run

TIP: TO THE RIGHT OF THE FIELD YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO SELECT FROM VARIOUS COMMON PROGRAMS LIKE INTERNET EXPLORER, WORD, SKYPE, EXCEL ETC.

As an advanced feature, you are also able to get dynamic data/SQL: syntax from the active form. The syntax for referring to the parent form is $[$<item>.<column>.<type>]

Arguments

Here you define the arguments you would like to run the program with

As an advanced feature, you are also able to get dynamic data/SQL: syntax from the active form. The syntax for referring to the parent form is $[$<item>.<column>.<type>]

Example: is you would like to have the BP-code as part of you data you should write $[$5.0.0] since the item code text field on the Business Partner Master data have unique id 5, while if you would like the current address street name you should write $[$178.2.0] since the matrix Uid is 178 and the column is 2.

Style

Here you define how the external program should run (Normal / Minimized, Maximized or Hidden)

Working Directory

Here you can define the working directory for the external program

Video sample: Create Outlook mail using External Launcher

Common used configurations:

Configuration

Program

Arguments

Arguments sample

Start a Microsoft Word Document

winword.exe

Path to Word-document

\\server\docs\test.doc

Start a Microsoft Excel document

excel.exe

Path to Excel-document

\\server\docs\test.xsl

Start Remote Desktop

mstsc.exe

Parameters + IP-address

/v 192.168.1.1

Start a PDF-document

AcroRd32.exe

Path to PDF-document

\\server\docs\test.pdf

Start Internet explorer on a specific website

iexplore.exe

An URL

http://www.boyum-it.com