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Naming a file using variables

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Hi,

Does anyone know of a way to use either system variables or hard coded constants to generate file names.

What I am trying to do is to copy some information from a PC and then rename the file based upon the above criteria.

I have my script collecting the data and writing it to a file but I don't have the renaming part correct.

Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful.

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I am creating a file called data.rdm.

I want to take a constant such as a "99" + the file name + the current date and rename the file so that data.rdm now looks like 99data071510.rdm.

I am very new to this so I am not sure how to get this done in a single pass, if possible.

I've written my first project and all parts of the project works fine, this is a new feature that will help identify the source and I don't know how to get this done.

Your help and comments are appreciated.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

$sNewName = $number & $oldfilename & $date & $extension

$number = 99

$oldfilename = "data"

$date = 071510

$Extension = ".rdm"

you could get really fancy and make the date get the actual date. :blink:

$date = @MDAY & @MON & @YEAR

Throw in a while to make your $number count up or down.

Edited by Kaeft

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