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Scripting languages from the Windows Shell

  • You can use any scripting language by using the <job language="shell"> attribute and by calling the respective script interpreter. 
    • For example for Windows the VBScript interpreter is cscript.exe which would make your job look like this:
    • <job  stop_on_error="no">
          <script  language="shell">
              <![CDATA[
      cscript.exe %SCHEDULER_JOB_CONFIGURATION_DIRECTORY%\test.vbs
              ]]>
          </script> 
          <run_time />
      </job>

    • This job can be executed with the JobScheduler Master and with Agents
  • The same applies to JScript and other languages including languages supported by the Windows Script Engine (Windows Scripting Host).

Scripting Languages with JobScheduler API Support

  • You can use VBScript and make use of the JobScheduler API in your scripts. The API provides objects and methods to control jobs, start other jobs or orders etc.
    • Such jobs can only be executed with the JobScheduler Master and would look like this:
    • <job  stop_on_error="no">
          <script  language="vbscript">
              <![CDATA[
      Function spooler_process()
         spooler_log.info( "running VBscript job" )
         spooler_process = false
      End Function 
              ]]>
          </script> 
          <run_time />
      </job>

    • This job can be executed with the JobScheduler Master only, it is not supported for use with JobScheduler Agents.

Further Scripting Languages