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Minisoft PowerTerm Telnet Script (PSL) problem passing Integer

Minisoft PowerTerm Telnet Script (PSL) problem passing Integer

Minisoft PowerTerm Telnet Script (PSL) problem passing Integer

I could not find an appropriate forum for this, and also searched, so I'm hoping someone understands this.

Basically this is a script that is supposed to mimic Data Entry into a Telnet session ( Minisoft PowerTerm by Ericom) by reading data from Excel list.
* Emulation 5250 Display on AS400

this is just a sample of what I am testing, but my main issue is I can't pass a number (Variable $COL8) to the field...get the "Red X"
if I replace... send $COL8 with... send 1 it will work, reading through the manual it does not really have datatypes...treats everything as a string, so i don't know why it won't take.

I don't have this issue with VT100 emulation on a Unix Host?

conv = [dde initiate Excel Order.XLS]

#Increment by row, just set to 3 for testing

for {i = 2} {$i <3} {incr i } {

# takes number from Column 8 of Spreadsheet
COL8 = [dde request $conv "R$i\C8"]

# passes number to field
send $COL8

send <enter>


# Terminates the DDE conversation

dde terminate $conv

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