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ArcMap hyperlink to run an exe and pass some parameters to the exe

Question asked by vandervoort on Apr 10, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2012 by geonetadmin
In a cmd tool I would have something like: D:\temp\ParameterPassing\ParameterPassing.exe one two three where one two three gets passed to ParameterPassing.exe to do some work.

I want a hyperlink in ArcMap that would do the same thing based on some values in a feature's attribute table. Different exe's get fired for different rows, the table has a field called "HYPERLINK2" that I set up using a Script hyperlink. The scropt that gets fired looks like this:

Function OpenLink ([HYPERLINK2])
Dim path
Dim objShell path = [HYPERLINK2]
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
objShell.ShellExecute path, "", "", "open", 1
End Function

A value of the HYPERLINK2 field may look something like D:\temp\ParameterPassing\ParameterPassing.exe 5116. The hyperlink mouseOver looks like: [ATTACH=CONFIG]13393[/ATTACH]

The ERROR is:

There's some documentation ( about using parameters to control how a program opens a hyperlinked document that describes using a "?" between parameters, but I can't get that fire the exe with the parameter

What's the secret, how do I get this to work?