How to check the shared drives can be connected

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nodochau
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How to check the shared drives can be connected

Post by nodochau » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:19 pm

Hello All,
I have scripts that get into files in my company shared drives to retrieve some info. But sometimes the network does not work so the scripts just keep waiting. Is there anyway to send a signal or time out to check that I can connect to the shared drive? if not it will perform something else.

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Re: How to check the shared drives can be connected

Post by Dorian (MJT support) » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:31 pm

Can you use GetFileList and perform one action if the file count is >0 and another if it isn't? Or is that too simplistic?

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GetFileList>c:\doesnotexist\*.*,files
Separate>files,;,file_names

If>%file_names_count%>0
  messagemodal>I found files
Else
  messagemodal>Nothing here
Endif
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nodochau
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Re: How to check the shared drives can be connected

Post by nodochau » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:46 am

Thanks Dorian. Just keep thinking about something likes httprequest but your solution is quite simple.
Just add waiting time and a loop to check the connection in 5 seconds then bingo.
Thanks a gain
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