How do you create an output file for a job under the Job Target Properties > Job Output?

Document ID : KB000026470
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Background:

If you want to capture the output of an installation procedure then you can use the $rf macro to redirect any output to an Output File.

The Output file can then be viewed by clicking on the Output File tab of the Job Target Properties window.

 

Environment:                                          

CA Client Automation - All Versions

 

Instructions:

When the installation procedure is being created, the following needs to be added in the 'Parameters' section under the Embedded File tab:
>$rf

This will cause the output file to be generated so that any output that the install procedure generates will appear in this file.

NOTE:
You can also achieve the same result by passing only '$rf' as a parameter to the installation file provided that the file itself can redirect output to the variable passed in.
So for a batch file, the required lines in the batch file would be redirected to this passed-in parameter (%1)

Example: echo "this is text in the batch file" > %1
The 'Parameters' section for this job should simply contain $rf.