I am trying to grab the value of an environment variable (one set by another application) in an ACL script placed in the init directory. However, it keeps telling me that the $ENV["MY_VAR"] package doesn't exist. Is $main the last package to load? Is it loading after the init directory is read?
Init directory scripts are loaded after main package.
Cf. help on custom directory structure : The initsubdirectory is processed last at startup time. All files of the supported application types are executed. No nested subdirectories of custom\init are supported. This directory is processed after the other Arbortext-path\custom subdirectories so that its scripts and applications can rely on paths already established during startup. If you are putting custom applications on an Arbortext Publishing Engine server, use the init directory for your custom .acl, .js, .class files. In the startup process, thecustom\initdirectory is processed after _main.acl but before the arbortext.wcf (Windows) or .arbortext.wcf (UNIX) file. See Startup command files for complete startup processing information.
I believe that the $ENV has to read $main::ENV["myvar-name"] (not true, I just checked it and it works with the $ENV BUT read the next paragraph).
Another thing to check is to try to use the environment name in ALL CAPS. I have an Windoze variable I've added and use. In Windoze, it is entered as 'lower case', but when I run the $ENV using lower case, I get a null string. When I use all CAPS, I return the value.
Now I'd still keep the $main::ENV option in mind just in case.
---- "Buss wrote: > I am trying to grab the value of an environment variable (one set by > another application) in an ACL script placed in the init directory. > However, it keeps telling me that the $ENV["MY_VAR"] package doesn't > exist. Is $main the last package to load? Is it loading after the init > directory is read? > > > > Thanks, > > > > -Jason > > > ----------