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Adding time and date to file name.

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Hello.

I'm new to this program. I was just wondering how to add a date veriable to a text file name. What I would like to do is create a log file after the program has run with the dateand time in the file name. I've been looking online and in the help file nad can't seem to find it.

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$newname = @MIN & @HOUR & @MDAY & @MON & @YEAR & "logfilename.txt"
ConsoleWrite($newname & @LF)

& Concatenates/joins two strings. e.g. "one" & 10 (equals "one10")

Edited by somdcomputerguy

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Like this:

#include <File.au3>

$sLogFile = @ScriptDir & "\MyScript_" & @YEAR & @MON & @MDAY & @HOUR & @MIN & SEC & ".log"
_FileWriteLog($sLogFile, "Log initialized:  " & $sLogFile)

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PuddinPie,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :blink:

You need to get the current date into a string and then use the & (concatenate) operator to join everything together.

Here is how to do it:

; Here is the original filename
$sFile = "C:\LogFile.txt"

; Separate the name and extension
$aSplit = StringSplit($sFile, ".")

; And concatenate in the date/time macros
$sNewFile = $aSplit[1] & " " & @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY  & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC & "." & $aSplit[2]

; And here we are
MsgBox(0, "New name", $sNewFile)

Obviously you can arrange the macros as you wish to get the exact name you want. :P

I hope that helps. ;)

M23


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
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Thank you. That helps a lot.

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