This facility is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions.
The script console is a tab of the Scripter window. It is a command line interpreter with which you can quickly enable a script engine and enter commands to act on the script.
You type the commands in the field at the bottom of the tab; when you press the [Enter] key, the script console executes the commands and displays any output immediately.
You can input two types of command:
- Console commands
- Script commands.
Console commands are preceded by the ! character and instruct the console to perform an action. The available console commands are listed below; to list these commands on the Console tab itself (as shown above) type? in the console field (without the preceding ! character) .
- c(lear) - clears the console display
- sa(ve) - saves the console display to a file
- h(elp) - prints a list of commands, as for ?
- VB - opens a VBScript console
- JS - opens a JScript console
- st(op) - closes any script running console
- i(nclude) name - executes the named script item; name is of the format GroupName.ScriptName (spaces are allowed in names)
- ? - (without the !) lists commands
- ?name - Outputs the value of a variable name (only if a script console is opened).
A script command is script code that depends on the script engine. Script commands can be executed only once a script console has been created.
The following lines, entered into the console, create a VBScript console and then execute the script MyScript in the user group MyGroup.
The following lines, entered into the console, create a JScript console and then create a variable called x with the value 1.
>var x = 1
The following diagram shows the result of entering the above JScript example. Remember that you can use ?<variable name> to get the current value of any item you have created during the console session.
Console Tab Toolbar
The Console tab has two operations available through the toolbar:
- Stop Script ( ) - click to stop an executing script and close the current console.