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Running Change Assistant Job from the Command Line

Change Assistant jobs can be run from the command line to automate applying updates to multiple environments.

Command Line for Applying Updates

Use the following command line format:

Changeassistant.exe -ENV <target database>  – UPD <change package> -FS <file server> -CA <access id> -CAP <access password> -CO <user id> -CP <user password> -DL <download directory> -BLD <manual or auto> -OUT <log file directory>

Note: EMF Agent must be running.




Target database. (Required)


The Change Package to apply. (Required)

Specify either all , a single or multiple Change Packages to apply to the specified environment.

For example:

  • -UPD all

  • -UPD upd111111

  • -UPD upd111111,upd222222


File Server path to apply the Change Package to the specific environment. (Required)

Select either all or list a specific file server configuration path in order.

For example:

  • -FS all

  • -FS c:\pt8.53

    -FS c:\pt8.53,c:\pt8.53–903


Access id for the environment. (Required)


Access password for the environment. (Required)



User id for the environment. (Required)


User password for the environment. (Required)



Download directory for the environment. (Optional)

If the directory is not specified it uses the default defined under General Options.


Specify whether to create the Build scripts and execute them automatically or have the DBA run the scripts automatically. (Optional)

  • 0 = Manual

  • 1 = Automatically (default)


Path of log file (Optional)