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Old   July 2, 2020, 23:36
Default Run a macro on multiple files in a loop, and saving them with a new name
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Hi,

I am trying to write a Macro and script, which ideally, would do:
- Open file "filename_X" (where X is a number)
- Edit it (this part is done; I am calculating new variables)
- Write the data into a file named "filename_X_Edit.dat"
for multiple files.

I would like to be able to run the script on multiple files, all named "filename_1", "filename_2", "filename_3"... and get the new files "filename_1_Edit.dat", "filename_2_Edit.dat", "filename_3_Edit.dat"... after running my macro on them.

Should the opening/closing of the files be included in the macro, or should that be in the wrapper shell script used to run it on all the files? I am new to both macros and Python, so I am a little confused as to what to do.

I am thinking the best way to do this is to have a script that gets the filename, opens it, and runs the Tecplot macro on it, and then saves the new data into a new file. However, I don't know how to do this.

I am looking at this wrong? Is there a better way to do this?

Thank you!
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