The documentation for the Dispatch module IMO is pretty
sparse which is a shame because I think it is is potentially a
In particular the use if variables is not well documented and
examples of doing some very useful tings would be welcome.
1. What are Runtime Variables used for and an example of there use.
2. How to create a temporary file name that can be used with
Generate Parameter File so you can add all selected files to a
single unique file name and have a 'handle' th the unique name for
later use in the script.
I have tried setting and reading an environment variable and other
tricks and I'M sure I can write a custom program to do this - BUT
IT SHOULDN'T BE SO HARD. Would it be so much to ask so simply be
able to assign a datetime value to a variable that you could use
later with the same retained value assigned to it.
The cure to all this might be to add a simple SET USER VARIABLE
command so that you could set a value to a user variable and then
simple use it later by enclosing it in percent signs. Is that what
the runtime variable is supposed to do - if so I can't find how to
do this in the documentation.
Those are very good questions. Unfortunately I don't have the
answers either. I've been trying myself to figure out exactly what
"dispatch runtime variables" are and how they are used. There
really just isn't any documentation for it.