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Scripting Basics
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Get ready to automate virtually everything you now do manually with our integrated Scripting feature.

Steve Belmonte, President of AccuZIP Inc., will show you how to create automated or interactive Scripts through an easy to use interface.

You will learn how to run jobs from start to finish with one click of your mouse. You will learn how to create a script to import, optimize, find duplicates, validate with NCOALink, print comprehensive reports, presort your mail, print postal documentation and the container tags. You will learn how to be more productive so you can handle literally three or four times the volume.

Webinar Questions & Answers

Can you work with different tables and create a temp table of combined searches?

The scripting feature allows you to automate nearly every task that you can manually perform in AccuZIP6. If the question is asking if you can export data during a script based on searches performed in the Search Editor, the answer is Yes.

How do you make the script stop and prompt for the filename to import ?

Add the Open List event to your script, but don’t edit that event and specify a file. When you run the script, you’ll be prompted to select a file to import.

How do you view the undeliverables so that you have the option of updating the database? When i try to edit the ""show undeliverables"" event nothing happens...meaning where do i unclick the auto run option?

You cannot pause a script and open a database and make alterations to the database, then resume the script, because in order to open a database, you can’t have a script running, and in order to have a script run, you have to close your databases. To perform what you’re trying to do, break your script up into two parts. Have one script open a file and validate it. When the script is finished, open the database then review/correct the undeliverabes. When you’re finished, close the database, pull down the Special menu to Script, then run the second script…with the beginning of the script being an Open Database event that opens the corrected database.

Our list is generated by us and is labeled different each time, so how does this know to open the name of the new file we make each with a new name?

With the Script Monitor, you can have a script watch for a new file to be placed in a particular folder, and you can specify the file extension. For example, in the Watch Folder Setup window, you can specify that in a folder called Databases, you want AccuZIP6 to process all .txt files. As soon as you put a .txt file in the databases folder, regardless of the rest of the name of the file, the script will begin running on that file (if the script monitor is activate). The Script Monitor will be covered in a future webinar. Also, you can visit the AccuZIP6 Script page to learn more about the Script Monitor.

Can the script take any filename to open? Say by wildcard. for example, ""sample*.cvs"""

Yes, it can. This is answered in the previous question.

To refresh our memory, give us the specifics of the Move Compliance requirement

For all 1st Class and Std. Automation rates after November 23,2008 you will have had to meet an approved USPS Move Update service such as NCOALink, ACS, etc.

Is AccuZip compatible with Vista 64-bit?

AccuZIP6 is run in 32 bit mode.

Can you script a custom report?


Can you script commands?


Can the scripting control validation of databases in a way where you can load 4 databases to be NCOA'd?

Yes, you can open several databases in a script and have each database validate.

You can script both the Validation and the NCOALink processes do you have a sample of the code?

I recommend pulling down the Help menu to Contents, and click on Automating AccuZIP6. This will provide a Script tutorial, so you can learn how to create a script in AccuZIP6.

Does each database have to be open within accuzip, or can it not have to be open in the background?

The first event in a script should be an Open List or Open Database event, so the Script has a file to work with. All databases must be closed before you can pull down the Special menu and choose Script.

Can Accuzip be run without the UI? In a command line mode?

You can use the Script Monitor but the UI does have to be running.

How do we auto-close the '100 unique names required' dialog box to continue processing valid files?

You can't auto close that, but if you don't have 100 Unique names in your file, then uncheck the NCOALink checkbox and that message box won't appear.

Can I prioritize the various scripts currently enabled? (Ie. Process scripts for real-time queue with highest priority. Process asynchronous queue at a lower priority?)

If you are using the Script Monitor it will run from top to bottom. The scripts that will be run will be those that have an X in the checkbox next to the script name.

Can we auto-lauch the script monitor when accuzip starts yet?

Yes, you can. Pull down the File menu to Properties. Click on the Display Script window radio button, then check the Monitor Folders box.

Can a script call another script?

A script cannot call another script, but a script can watch for a file to be placed into a watch folder, so if one script creates a file and puts it in another script’s watch folder, the second script will begin (when the first one has completed), and will work on the file that was dropped into the second script’s watch folder.