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    Naming scheme thru VBA


    I am setting up reports to run each night, around 25 of them. This will create a file called trace.log. I am able to rename the file without issue. However I need the file name to be a date and time stamp.

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    Name "C:\Program Files\Ericom Software\PowerTerm\trace.log" As "C:\Test1.xls"
    I have seen this done in excel, but I am wondering if I can accomplish this thru the VBA code itself. Eventually, I will have the report named as "Location&Date&time.xls" Any ideas or fingers pointed in the right direction is greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by redbull; 04-10-2012 at 12:32 PM.

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    Name "C:\Program Files\Ericom Software\PowerTerm\trace.log" As "C:\Test1" & Format(Now(), "FormatOfYourChoice") & ".xls"
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    You probably want something along the lines of:

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    Dim thisday as string
    dim taskpath as string
    thisday= now()
    taskpath="C:\your_filepath_here\filename"& thisday &".snp"
    docmd.outputto acoutputreport, "report_name", acformatsnp, taskpath, false
    Edit: should have re-read it first, Pbaldys is simpler and actually what you are after!
    Last edited by R_Badger; 04-10-2012 at 08:57 AM. Reason: I should have re-read before i posted lol!

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    In my experience you need to use the Format function, as otherwise you'll get "4/10/2012" and the slashes will cause an error in the file name. Also, I use "yyyymmdd" as that makes it sort properly.
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    You are entirely correct, now you mention it I remember discovering that the hard and annoying way.

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    Well thank you everyone. Going to mark this as solved.

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    Glad you got it sorted out.
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    Well all the help here is what fixed it. Quick question, is there a way to add a timestamp to the file name? yyyymmdd then time?

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    ?format(now(),"yyyymmddhhmm")
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    its military time and that works for me! thanks again!!

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    No problemo!
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