When I run my external shell program I get a progress report as it is working. When I call it with LV (system exec) I can't see the progress report (standard out) until the process is over. Is there a way that I can have the system exec function stream the standard out to the string indicator?
im thinking that an active x container with a wrapper of the cmd command would work best. ive found one but am not happy with it. i may venture writing my own. if someone has one or knows where a good one is, i'd love to see it.
You're right, reading in parallel is something that I hadn't thought of. The only time I ever had to do do something like this was when the executable returned a completion string so I could start the task with wait set to false and then keep reading the text file until I saw the completion string. But doing it in parallel and stopping the file read when sytem exec is done should work just fine. I'll have to remember that if I ever have to do something like this again. Thanks.