Thank you for that.
I did try that and it works when I typed in the 'string' into an MSODS screen.
Sadly it gave the error 2 when I rshelled the string from the 3rd part application.
I did have to type in the path to the perl exe (ie c:/dir1/dir2/dir3/bin/perl.exe). However I do not think that was the problem as I recall I have to put perl.exe into the PATH so that 'perl' works.
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