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From "Joshua Wunder" <>
Subject Calling a String
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:45:40 GMT
Hello All!!


First time writing to the list.  I'm working for a Software Design
company that works primarily in JAVA.  I work in the Production
department, and started using ANT a month or two ago to automate our


So - I am stuck on something


I would like to create a documentation of my processes thru a CSV file.


The way my ANT works, I use a loop to process each file individually,
and the various details about the file [name, path, datemodified, action
performed with the file, etc] are echoed to a file with comma delimiters
to allow for filtering and sorting in Excel.


Here's my problem, I currently echo a full string of variables for each
file in each area I process files in different ways.  The problem with
this is that if I want to make a change, I need to change the string of
variables in every location I create this log.  I'd like to be able to
have some form of reference to a string that I can call in various
places, but only need to change in one.


Making a property with other properties doesn't work because properties
sets the value with the ${} and doesn't allow for them to be replaced.


I'd appreciate if anyone has any ideas.


I hope that my description is clear.  If not, please ask away ...







Joshua Wunder
Production Engineer
Cerylion Israel
39 HaShaked Street
Moshav Aminadav

Tel: 972-2-643-3399 @ 107
Work Home: 972-2-997-1004
Cell: 972-54-759-8887
Fax: 972-2-643-6066



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