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Old 01-27-2016, 10:19 AM
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Writing macro to file without evaluation

I have a macro and I set the option "Don't expand Macros or scripts..." Its actually the contents of a file I want to write out, I was using the File Write action and at the time its writing it starts to evaluate the macro, how can I prevent that.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:36 AM
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You can't prevent expansion of macros/scripts within a Write File action. Either escape the file contents when storing in the macro (you can use the Read File action or vbld_GetFileContents script function) or use a Run Script action to write the raw macro value (you can use the FileSystemObject).
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:39 AM
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how do I write out a macro in a script so its not evaluated? Is there a speciific function to write this marco and not evaluate it?
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:02 PM
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Just use the macro's Value property. See the attached sample and log.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:57 AM
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So I guess my concern was around vbld_AllMacros()("ABC").Value, isn't there a function that will write out a macro value with out evaluation of the macro.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:17 AM
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The Value property is the raw macro value. Within a step field, any script or macro references in the text will automatically be expanded. In script code, you can use Step.ExpProperty, vbld_StepProp, or Application.ExpandMacrosAndScript to expand any macros or script in the value.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:50 AM
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Cool thanks for the help
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