Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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accessing drives

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10-30-2012 02:22 PM

I have an autolisp program that accesses an excel database.


The excel database file is located on a network drive at the company I work at.


The way it works is that each computer has a letter designation for a specific drive (i.e. C:\ , D:\). The letter designation is mapped to a specific network drive. This mapping is the "real" location of the drive.


For example one of the drives I have is G:\ . It is mapped to \\pafs02\vol2\dept\re\res .


In my lisp file I currently use the address G:\ to find the excel database. However, I would like to use the address \\pafs02\vol2\dept\re\res . This way if somone has this address tied to a different letter designation, say D:\, they will still be able to access the file.


But when I put the address, \\pafs02\vol2\dept\re\res , in my lisp program it gives me an error saying it cannot find the file.


Any ideas of why this is and how I can fix it?


Note: in my lisp code the address is written as "\\\pafs02\\vol2\\dept\\re\\res"

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Re: accessing drives

10-30-2012 02:31 PM in reply to: nothin

Try a quad-backslash at the start; each pair is a format+character.

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Re: accessing drives

10-30-2012 02:55 PM in reply to: nothin

nothin, try





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