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    Export File Name with Date

    I know how to export a file as excel and put todays date in the file name, but I need a date from within the database. When we run our orders report, its runs one business day after the orders are placed. So Monday's orders go on Tuesday's reports. OK easy, use todays date -1. When running the report on Monday for Fridays orders, its a little more complicated but I can figure it out. But its not always that simple. Holidays or other days off complicate it and have me stumped. If its a three day weekend, we run Fridays report on Tuesday.



    Within the report itself, its easy, I set up a prompt so I have to enter the date the reports are for. Is it possible to use this same prompt or something else to apply the correct date to the file name when exported as an excel file?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Most of us would use a form to gather user input. It gives you more control. If you used a form, it could be used as both the criteria for your report and the source of the value for the file name.
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    You could have a field in a settings table that holds the next date to process, and update as required.?
    So if you ran it today, it would put today's date in after picking up yesterdays date.

    After a bank holiday Monday, you would get the Friday date (or Thursday if Easter) and use that for the report, then update to that days date, ready for the next run?
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    OK, how do I call the date from the table for the file name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny12 View Post
    OK, how do I call the date from the table for the file name?
    I would use DLookUp()
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