Launch Maxl from Notepad++

I was exploring the options in Notepad++ (someone posted a comment in my blog which took me to Essbase Labs, where there is a blog entry on Textpad and Essbase).

So I was looking at at option where we can launch programs from Notepad++ itself. There is a run command which does it, however I was looking at an option where I can get a console window.

After some research I found the plugin that I was looking for (, you can install the plugin using Plugin Manager in Notepad++.

So I created a Maxl file to display the substitution variables and enabled the console option in NppExec

Ran the essmsh command using “$FULL_CURRENT_PATH”

and the result

So now you write Maxl statements and run it from Notepad++ itself (if you have essmsh installed on the machine).

There are lot of commands that you can use with NppExec, (NPP_SAVE which can save the files, you can invoke command line using cmd and back up the files using cmd /c copy “$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)” “C:Backup$(FILE_NAME)” /Y)


About Celvin Kattookaran

I’m an EPM Consultant, my primary focus is on Hyperion Planning and Essbase. Some of you from Hyperion Support team might recognize me or have seen my support articles, I was with the WebAnalysis Support Team. I'm an Independent Consultant with “Intekgrate Corporation” based out of Aurora office. I’m from God’s Own Country (Kerala, India), lived in all southern states of India, Istanbul and Johannesburg (and of course United States). I’m core gamer :) and an avid reader. I was awarded Oracle ACE Director for my contributions towards EPM community.

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