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jonselzer
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Task Scheduler 2012 issue with "-" in filename?

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11-29-2011 09:42 AM

I am trying to batch print a series of Inventor dwg's (2012) thru task scheduler.

However, if I try to select any files that have a "-" in the filename it get teh following error: "....... The above filename is invalid."

Filename example:  XXXXXX-XXXX.dwg

 

I have tried files without the "-" and they appear to work just fine from the same folder.

Is Task Scheduler limited on characters?  If so what are the limitations on filenames that Task Scheduler will work?

 

Win 7 64 bit.

Inventor Pro 2012

 

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bbeilke
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Re: Task Scheduler 2012 issue with "-" in filename?

11-29-2011 12:03 PM in reply to: jonselzer

I'm not sure what your problem may be, but virtually all of our filenames have dashes in them and I was able to use the task scheduler to migrate our files when we upgraded to 2012 without any filename difficulties.  I've not used the task scheduler to print however.

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jonselzer
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Re: Task Scheduler 2012 issue with "-" in filename?

12-01-2011 10:33 AM in reply to: bbeilke

i can't do anything with the files that contain a "_".  Even if they are on another drive.

There must be a setting somewhere that i haven't found yet.

 

Anyone with any ideas?

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mcgyvr
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Re: Task Scheduler 2012 issue with "-" in filename?

12-01-2011 11:57 AM in reply to: jonselzer

Just to be clear is it a - or _

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jonselzer
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Re: Task Scheduler 2012 issue with "-" in filename?

12-01-2011 12:00 PM in reply to: jonselzer

it's a dash, not underline.

Thanks.

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jeanchile
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Re: Task Scheduler 2012 issue with "-" in filename?

12-01-2011 09:12 PM in reply to: jonselzer

I wish I had information to help you but I don't. I did want to chime in and say that every single one of our drawing names has a dash in it and we have never had this problem. I know this doesn't help you, but it may help others when helping you to know that there isn't just one person that can do this all the time.

 

Good Luck.

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