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Choice

A Windows command that allows a batch file to include multiple tasks and lets the user choose which one to perform. Choice accepts a single character as input. The syntax varies between Windows versions; however, the following three-character example works in Windows Vista, 7 and 8. See batch file abc's.
@echo off choice /c abcif errorlevel 3 goto thingcif errorlevel 2 goto thingb(do thing a here)goto end:thingb(do thing b here)goto end:thingc(do thing c here):end


The allowable characters follow the /c, and the example above prompts the user with [A, B, C]?. If any other character is entered, the computer beeps. The input character is stored as an error level: "a" becomes error level 1; "b" is 2 and "c" is 3.
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Criteria for quality decision making include a wide range of choices, a full range of objectives to be fulfilled, searching for new information relevant to evaluation of all possibilities, taking into account opposite points of view, examining both positive and negative consequences of alternatives and making detailed provisions for implementing the final decision (Janis & Mann, 1977).
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