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using winzip command line processor

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I am trying to incorparate the win zip command line processor in my
code on an Access 2003 database form. The code that I downloaded made
a call to the windows api. It requires that you use short names
because it works in the command window. The call is to
apiGetShortPathName from the kernel. It works great for returning the
short name for the xls file I am zipping. But then when I use the same
path and name with a zip extension is comes back empty. Is there some
security issue with zip files that it is running into? This call is
from a function called fGetShortName that I downloaded from the
mvps.org website.

Nov 27 '06 #1
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hannahg wrote:
I am trying to incorparate the win zip command line processor in my
code on an Access 2003 database form. The code that I downloaded made
a call to the windows api. It requires that you use short names
because it works in the command window. The call is to
apiGetShortPathName from the kernel. It works great for returning the
short name for the xls file I am zipping. But then when I use the same
path and name with a zip extension is comes back empty. Is there some
security issue with zip files that it is running into? This call is
from a function called fGetShortName that I downloaded from the
mvps.org website.
You don't have to use the short name - you can pass in a regular
Windows Path if you surround it in quotes. The following function will
automatically compress a password protected zip file and FTP it using
the InetCtls ocx. This is compiled code so I'm not gonna change it for
readability, but most of the variable names and functionality should be
decipherable. The lines you are interested in are these:

wkCmnd = "C:/Program Files/WinZip/wzzip.exe -yp -s" & Me.ufISACFtpPwd
& " """ & wkZipt & """ """ & wkText & """"
OK = Shell(wkCmnd, vbMaximizedFocus)
wkCmnd is a string, OK is a boolean. wkZipT is the path of the Zip file
being created and wkText is the path to the text file source. See the
Winzip command line processor help for any questions on the the wzzip
command line parameters I've got here.

Remember that to insert a double quote inside a string literal you have
to put 2 double quotes together so & " """ will concatenate one space
and double-quote to the text string being fabricated.
<compiled code>

Private Sub btnISACFileSend_Click()
Dim TX As New InetCtlsObjects.Inet
Dim wkPath As String
Dim wkText As String
Dim wkZipt As String
Dim wkDest As String
Dim wkCmnd As String
Dim OK As Boolean
Dim SQ As String

On Error GoTo ISACFileSendErr
SQ = "Sending MAP Payment Request File to ISAC FTP server!!!" &
vbCrLf & _
"Do you wish to continue?"

If (MsgBox(SQ, vbYesNo, "Post MAP to ISAC") <vbYes) Then GoTo
ISACFileSendExit

wkPath = DLookup("[usTempPath]", "uSysCtl", "[usID] = 1")
ChDir wkPath

wkText = wkPath & "\" & Me.ufISACFtpSource
wkZipt = wkPath & "\" & Me.ufISACFtpDest
wkDest = Me.ufISACFtpDest

wkCmnd = "C:/Program Files/WinZip/wzzip.exe -yp -s" & Me.ufISACFtpPwd
& " """ & wkZipt & """ """ & wkText & """"
OK = Shell(wkCmnd, vbMaximizedFocus)

With TX
.Protocol = icFTP
.URL = Me.ufISACFtpIP
.UserName = Me.ufISACFtpUser
.Password = Me.ufISACFtpPwd

wkCmnd = "SEND " & wkZipt & " " & wkDest
.Execute , wkCmnd
End With

OK = MsgBox("MAP Payment Request File Successfully Posted", vbOKOnly,
"MAP File Send Success!!!")

ISACFileSendExit:
Set TX = Nothing
Exit Sub

ISACFileSendErr:
If (Err = 53) Then
Resume Next
Else
MsgBox "Error in ISACFileSend: " & Err & ": " & Err.Description
Resume ISACFileSendExit
End If
End Sub
</compiled code>

King Ron of Chi

Dec 1 '06 #2

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