Robotic Process Automation
Please refer to the Wiki Documentation for the complete Command Line Interface reference.
In addition to running a particular SimpleIndex Job Configuration with a command line script, other features might be required. This could be stopping dialogs from turning on, suppressing dialog boxes or passing the input or output folder to the Job. Below you will find some of the commands that can be added to the standard command line that SimpleIndex uses.
Start with the traditional full command line to run SimpleIndex, which you can find here:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleIndex\SimpleIndex.exe” /c:”<Path to Job>”
In this example /c: is the command to direct what Job Configuration is used, but I have listed more below. Each new argument should be separated by a space.
- /q = Prevents certain dialog boxes from appearing that require a manual click.
- /s = Prevents other dialog boxes from appearing that require a manual click.
- /i: = Set the specific Input Folder you would like to import files from.
EX. “C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleIndex\SimpleIndex.exe” /c:”<C:\Images\Scan Files.sic>” /i:”C:\Images\Input”
- /o: = Set the specific Output Folder you would like to import files from.
EX. “C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleIndex\SimpleIndex.exe” /c:”<C:\Images\Scan Files.sic>” /i:”C:\Images\Output”
- /d:15 = Set Processing Log to highest level and turn on log output. This will turn on the Processing Log, without having to do it manually.
In some cases there will be errors with SimpleIndex or issues without errors that are too general to get the information needed to fix the issue easily. When this happens a very detailed log is needed to determine what exact processes are occurring when the issue happens and which processes are failing. This is done by using the Microsoft Process Monitor to log everything while running SimpleIndex.
The instructions for how to install and run the Process Monitor are below.
- Download the process monitor from Microsoft by clicking HERE and then clicking Download Process Monitor.
- Unzip the “ProcessMonitor.zip” file and save it to any location on the computer running SimpleIndex.
- Run the “Procmon.exe”
- Once the program opens go to the File Menu and uncheck “Capture Events”
- Go to the Edit menu and select “Clear Display”
- Go to the Filter Menu and select Filter
- Set the first drop down to Process Name
- Set the second drop down to Contains
- Type in “Simple” into the third field
- Click Apply then OK
- Go to the File Menu and check “Capture Events”
- Immediately run SimpleIndex with the process that is having the issue exactly as you normally would and let it run until the issue occurs.
- Once the issue occurs go back to the Process Monitor window and then to the File Menu and uncheck “Capture Events”
- Go to the File Menu and select save.
- Use all the defaults to save to a folder that you can easily access and name the file with today’s date.
- Send us this file for review.