Entering a REXX to issue Windows command getting rc<-1>

Document ID : KB000007477
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Entering a REXX to issue Windows (via DOS prompt) command getting rc<-1>.

See the sample small REXX program below:

/* REXX */
windows_command = 'CD "C:\Users"' windows_command
It gets a RC = -1 when the window_command line of the REXX program is executed.


Any Windows Server release certified to run with CA Automation Point

When executing Windows commands from an AP REXX program the ADDRESS 'CMD' command processor must be used.




To issue a Windows command our REXX program should include the ADDRESS 'CMD' command processor:

/* REXX */
 windows_command = 'CD "C:\Users\"'
 ADDRESS 'CMD' windows_command



Additional Information:

Related knowledge document:

How do I call an EXE file from a CA Automation Point rule?

CA Automation Point documentation:

Automating with REXX Programs - Command Environments