Re: Executing vbscript

Knute Johnson <>
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:39:13 -0700
<klNyi.154382$BX3.61380@newsfe13.lga> wrote:

Hi all,

I have a vbscript that I would like to execute from java. It takes 4
arguments, and example usage follows:

\ReplaceWorksheets.vbs" "C:\Documents and Settings\vandenbergl\Desktop
\sheet.xml" "Sheet 1,Sheet 2" "C:\Documents and Settings\vandenbergl
\Desktop\Test\another sheet.xml" "sheet 1,sheet 2"

Here is the code that I'm using at the moment:

String[] command = {"cmd.exe", argument};
try {
    Process mergeProcess = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);
} catch (IOException ioe) {

Where argument is the expression I gave above.

If I executre the expression I gave at a prompt it does exactly what I
want, but the java code I gave doesn't do anything at all. It doesn't
throw any exceptions but it appears the script hasn't even run!

Any ideas about how I can get the script to run?

You might try using the new Desktop class. I've found that it is a
great improvement over Runtime.exec() for many things. It is also more


Knute Johnson
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