Run Batch file in Workspace 62

One sleepless night (it’s 4 am!!!!) and I decided to write a sequel to “Run MaxL in Workspace“.

Year is 2023 and run maxl has new super hero skills 🙂 (reminds me of Neo’s superman flying skills….)

This is similar to running MaxLs in Workspace, trick is to create another generic job application.

Here is how it is done

Follow the steps given below, and you can run bat files in Workspace.

Step 1: Create a Job Application

Create a generic job application as shown below. (Navigate -> Administer -> Reporting and Analysis -> Generic Job Applications)

  • Provide a Product Name (this is the name that shows up as Job Factory Application) when importing a job.
  • Select Product Host. (This is the Workspace server)
  • Type $PROGRAM $PARAMS, you can also click the buttons to insert Command Template. (this is where it is different from the MaxL job application)
  • Provide the Executable as %WINDIR%System32cmd.exe

Step 2: Import a bat file

  • Import a bat file into Workspace as a job. (Import file as job)

  • Check “Import as Generic Job” check box.

  • Select the newly created Job Application and click Finish.

Step 3: Run the job

You can now execute the bat file by double clicking on it or right click -> Run as Job

Provide a path for output and click “Run”

I’ve MaxL files kept on Workspace server, which was executed by the bat job.


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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