Set value for DoutputFile.base dynamically

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Set value for DoutputFile.base dynamically

Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:20 pm


we are using DITA-OT 2.5.4 to create PDF files using a customised version of the PDF2 transformation, which works well.
We are using version control and have automated the transformation for all our documentation so that they are built whenever a file has been updated in the repository.

Our DITA command in the batch file that is used to do the transformations contains the parameter DoutputFile.base to set the file name of the output file, similar to this:

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dita -i inputfile.ditamap -o c:\out -f custom-pdf -DoutputFile.base=outputfilename
Is there a way to set the value for DoutputFile.base dynamically using a variable?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Set value for DoutputFile.base dynamically

Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:47 am

Hi Angela,

You can pass parameters to a Windows ".bat" file and then use them in the command line: ... batch-file

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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