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The Command Language is run directly from Windows or by accessing a set-up (STP) file. It can also be run from a DOS prompt or BAT file (using START /WAIT), see Running.

The set-up file will normally be created beforehand using the QPSMR menu system or input directly with a line editor (for example Write or Wordpad).

When a set-up is opened it is run, see [File] [Run set-up].

[File] [Open set-up from list]

Used to open a set-up file from a list of recently accessed set-ups.

[File] [Open local set-up]

Used to open a set-up file from the startup directory.

[File] [Run set-up]

This runs the setup.

You will be prompted for certain Run Control Parameters.

[File] [Exit from CL]

This is used to leave QPSMR CL. If you have problems with CL (usually after a PP fatal error) then close the CL window and open it again.

[Edit]

This is used to alter the set-up file and certain output files. The editor used is selected from the menu using [Options] [Program for Edit].

[View]

This is used to view, then print or export the output files. You will need to set-up PRS files from the menu before you can print from the view windows. The editor used is selected from the menu using [Options] [Program for View].

[View] [Other files]

This is used to view files which do not have the prefix for the open set-up.

[View] [Internal]

This is used to view the variables used in each stage and the variable texts.

See View internal

[Print]

This is used to print the output files without looking at them first. You will need to set-up PRS files from the menu before you can print from the view windows.

[Data] [Convert raw data]

This is used to convert binary data files from one method of storage to another. It should also be used to determine a data file type if this is unknown.

See section Data - convert raw data.

[Data] [Export data]

This is used to export the data from the data stage. Use View to export tables.

See section Export overview

[Options] [Program for view]

This is used to set the executable program used to view QPSMR files outside of QPSMR.

[Options] [Program for edit]

This is used to set the executable program used to alter QPSMR files outside of QPSMR.

[Options] [Program for CSV]

This is used to set the executable program used to alter QPSMR CSV files outside of QPSMR.

[Options] [Print styles]

This is used to create and modify print style files (PRS).

For information about setting print styles see section Define a print style

[Options] [Print style folder]

This is used to set the directory where print styles are to be stored.

[Options] [Set-ups folder]

This is used to set the directory where set-ups are stored. Browsing for a set-up will begin here.

[Modules] [DOS partition]

This is used to access the DOS programs. It opens up a DOS partition in the project directory where the set-up file is. Uses a file called DOSPRMPT.PIF to run DOS; this file is supplied with early Windows versions. For later Windows releases (2000, XP) you will need to copy cmd.exe (usually in C:\Windows\System32) and rename the copy as dosprmpt.pif.

[Help]

Accesses the help files.