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Command line in Askiasurf

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Summary This article describes how to automate task by command line in askiasurf.
Applies to askiasurf
Written for Data processor
Keywords command line; automate; task; surf; askiasurf; commandline

askiasurf can be used via command line which is extremely useful with askiavista's scheduled tasks.

Note: Do not specify an extension to the application filename; use: SurfRU

Definition

Here the list of arguments which can appear in the command line to start askiasurf:

Argument Description
/source:"path" Specifies the source QES file(s) to add to the campaign
/target:"path" Specifies the QEW to add the new wave to. If one is not specified, a new QEW will be created
/output:"path" Specifies the file where results of the (attempted) reconciliation will be saved
/LINKQ:"shortcut" Identifies the link question for the volumes
/A: Specifies that new questions and/or responses may be added to the campaign
Q
Allow new questions
R
Allow new reponses
/X: Specifies that existing question and/or response matchings may be broken
Q
Break question matchings
R
Break response matchings
/I: Ignore unmatched source questions and/or responses
Q
Ignore unmatched questions
R
Ignore unmatched responses
/M: Specify question matching methods, in order
I
Internal code
S
Shortcut
C
Short caption
L
Long caption
U
User data
/N: Specify response matching methods, in order
I
Internal code
E
Entry code
C
Short caption
O
Response order
U
User data
/R Do not save changes to the QEW, generate a report only


Examples


Merge & publish an HTML report

SurfRU /target:"\\Data\Sample\Sales.qew" /source:"\\Data\McDonalds\June.qes" /output:"\\Data\McDonalds\Report.html" /A:QR

Theoretical command sample

Without specifying any real files, the above commands & arguments can be layed out as follows:

SurfRU /source:"path" /target:"path" /output:"path" /LINKQ:"shortcut" /A:QR /X:QR /I:QR /M:ISCLU /N:IECOU /R
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