Launching Hyperview from a batch file

Launching Hyperview from a batch file

Some DBDOC administrators might want to run Hyperview from a batch file instead of a shortcut in order to make it harder for other users to change the command-line options. Assuming that Hyperview is being run from a shared folder on the local network, the batch file command to run Hyperview is:

start /D\\host\dbdoc-folder\programs\ \\host\dbdoc-folder\programs\hyperview.exe [options...]

The parameter


specifies the path to where hyperview.exe is located, where

  • \\host represents the name of the machine Hyperview is installed on
  • \dbdoc-folder\programs\ is the path to the shared folder containing the Hyperview executable, hyperview.exe.

Hyperview requires this parameter so that it can automatically load its built in application help files. If the parameter is omitted, the application help will not work.

  • Note that there is no space between /D and the start of the path
  • Note that spaces are forbidden in the /D path. If there are spaces in the path, you should convert the path to 8.3 form (use dir /x to get the 8.3 form of a file or directory name) for use in this parameter. For example,
\\host\Program Files\GMCL\DBDOC\PROGRAMS\

would need to be changed to


The /D parameter is followed by the regular command line for running Hyperview. If there are spaces in the path, the path can be enclosed in quotes.

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