Command line arguments

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Command line arguments

Easy Data Transform accepts the following command line arguments:




<file name>

The .transform file to open at start-up.


Close the application once any processing on the opened file is complete.

-file <alias>=<location>

Sets the input or output file with the given alias to the location (path) specified. Input Excel files should include the sheet name, e.g. file.xlsx[sheet]. Output Excel files may optionally include a sheet name. The file type should be the same as the original.


Don't load the last opened .template file, even if open previous file at start-up is checked in Preferences.


Output additional information to the terminal.


This allows you to process .transform files in batch mode. For example:


To run C:\Users\andy\Documents\myfile 1.transform with the output with alias output1 output instead to C:\Users\andy\Documents\data1.csv:


"C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyDataTransform_v1\EasyDataTransform.exe" "C:\Users\andy\Documents\myfile 1.transform" -file output1=C:\Users\andy\Documents\data1.csv -cli


To run C:\Users\andy\Documents\myfile2.transform with the input with alias input1 input instead from sheet sheet1 of C:\Users\andy\Documents\data 2.xlsx:


"C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyDataTransform_v1\EasyDataTransform.exe" C:\Users\andy\Documents\myfile2.transform -file "input1=C:\Users\andy\Documents\data 2.xlsx[sheet1]" -cli


Put quotes (") around any arguments with spaces (as shown in the examples above).


To do this on a schedule, call a .bat file from a scheduling program, such as Windows Task Scheduler.


See also:

Batch processing