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Copy and Append Loop Macro

Copy and Append Loop Macro

Copy and Append Loop Macro

Hi guys I am trying to get a simple Copy and Append Loop going from the Attachmate Extra! screen. Basically there is a report I want to get to txt or excel format. The report is usually around 50000 lines or more.

I recorded the below keystrokes but not sure how to make it loop to the end of the report.


Sub Main()
' Get the main system object
    Dim Sessions As Object
    Dim System As Object
    Set System = CreateObject("EXTRA.System")    ' Gets the system object
    If (System is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the EXTRA System object.  Stopping macro playback."
    End If
    Set Sessions = System.Sessions

    If (Sessions is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the Sessions collection object.  Stopping macro playback."
    End If
' Set the default wait timeout value
    g_HostSettleTime = 3000        ' milliseconds

    OldSystemTimeout& = System.TimeoutValue
    If (g_HostSettleTime > OldSystemTimeout) Then
        System.TimeoutValue = g_HostSettleTime
    End If

' Get the necessary Session Object
    Dim Sess0 As Object
    Set Sess0 = System.ActiveSession
    If (Sess0 is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the Session object.  Stopping macro playback."
    End If
    If Not Sess0.Visible Then Sess0.Visible = TRUE
' This section of code contains the recorded events

    System.TimeoutValue = OldSystemTimeout
End Sub

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  

RE: Copy and Append Loop Macro


Put this code in a loop


' This section of code contains the recorded events
You must test your messages after each screen is painted, so if the message in row 24 is CONTINUE then...


' This section of code contains the recorded events
do while Trim(Sess0.Screen.GetString(24,1,80)) = "CONTINUE"
    Sess0.Screen.CopyAppend 'don't see this method in Attachmate   
'BTW, I almost NEVER use Extra BASIC -- YUK!
'I use Excel VBA, much more versatile!!!
    with xl.YourWorkbookObject.YourSheetObject
    end with

    Do Until Sess0.Screen.WaitForCursor(1, 1) 'or wherever your cursor rests after <PF8>          


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for a NUANCE!tongue

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