Converting Quick Scripts to Macros

Quick Script Editor

Converting Quick Scripts to Macros

In order for your Quick Script to be functional as a macro, you can convert it by saving it as an .ebs file. Rather than creating the script in Hummingbird Basic, you can use Quick Script Editor to create the file. After you convert the file in Quick Script Editor, you can open and modify the macro in Hummingbird Basic Workbench (if necessary), and run it in the same way as any other HostExplorer macro.

Tip:  For information on Hummingbird Basic Workbench, refer to the Hummingbird Basic Workbench Help.

To convert your Quick Script to a macro file:

  1. Create a Quick Script file using the Quick Script Editor. If you are using HostExplorer, you can create a Quick Script by recording your actions (commands) in the host session window.
      If you record your Quick Script in HostExplorer, you need to first save it as a Quick Script file, and then open it in Quick Script Editor.
  2. On the Quick Script Editor File menu, click Save As. The Save As dialog box opens.
  3. In the Save As Type list, select Macro Files [*.ebs]. Alternatively, you can add the .ebs extension to the name of the file in the File Name box.
  4. In the File Name box, type a name for the macro file.
  5. Click Save.
      This action saves the Quick Script contents only as a macro file, not a Quick Script file.
  6. If you need to modify the macro, launch Hummingbird Basic Workbench by performing one of the following actions:
    • On the Tools menu of the HostExplorer session window, point to Macro, and click Edit.
    • On the Windows Start menu, navigate to the Hummingbird Connectivity/Accessories program group, and click Hummingbird Basic.
  7. On the File menu, click Open.
  8. Navigate to the folder where you stored the converted macro file, and click Open.
  9. Modify the macro (if necessary), and execute it.

Related Topics

Creating Quick Scripts

Running Quick Scripts

Working with HostExplorer Quick Scripts