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my file is called xzt.seq. It is on the C drive. How do I, with a command button:
1) rename it to (Jan, feb, mar,......dec.seq) to be stored on A drive. I know I will need 'IF EXIST' for this. If jan,feb,mar are on the A drive I need the code for apr.
2.) now I need to view all the files on A drive,( jan.seq thru dec.seq ) with a commmand button, select one, load it to C drive and rename it to zxt.seq so I can run that months data. I anm using vb4-32bit
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hjaycox,
Try this, let me know if you have questions.
Regards
Dalin

'Declare
'In General Declaration Area:

Dim FileArray(1 to 12) as String

' in Form load
FileArray(1)= "A:\Jan.seq"
FileArray(2)="A:\Feb.Seq"
.
FileArray(12) = "A:\Dec.Seq"

'Drop a command button, name it cmdFromCtoA, in the click event,
add the code

Dim i as Integer
Dim lString as String
For i = 1 to 12
    ' Try to see if the file exist
    lString = Dir(fileArray(i))
    If lString = ""
       ' This is the file not in
       lString = fileArray(i)
       Exit for
       End IF
   Next i
FileCopy "C:\xzt.seq" lString

Drop a commanDialog Box, name it comdial, and drop a command button, name it cmdFromAtoC, add the code:

Dim lString as String

On Error GoTo FileErrorHandler

'Get a file name From the User
comdial.DialogTitle = Title
comdial.Filter = "All Files|*.*"
comdial.Action = 2
lString = comdial.filename


FileCopy lString "C:\xzt.seq"

Exit Sub

FileErrorHandler:
Err.Clear
'Resume Next or handle your error


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by:Dalin
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hjayCox,
You may also want to check if xzt.seq exist when you copy from a to C:  You can add:

Dim lCFile as String
lCFile = Dir("C:\xzt.seq")
If cFile > "" then
   'Delete it? Use Kill
   ' Kill "C:\xzt.seq"
   End If

Regards
Dalin

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by:hjaycox
ID: 1466871
things work great EXCEPT. I cannot copy from C to A.
FileCopy "C:\xzt.seq" lString  is the problem area. [I think]
I believe the format for filecopy [is] "c:\xyz.seq", "a:\abc.seq"
I do not understand why it will work from a to c and not c to a
 For a to c I have had to modify your code from:
comdial.DialogTitle = Title
comdial.Filter = "All Files|*.*"
comdial.Action = 2        'save as
lString = comdial.filename
to                 :comdial.DialogTitle = Title
                    comdial.Filter = "All Files|*.*"
                     comdial.Action = 1      ' open
                    lString = comdial.filename
as comdial.action = 2 opened the diag box as SAVE AS while
#1 = open
I then had to ADD
comdial.Action = 6    'copy
lString = comdial.filename
filecopy IString "c:\xzt.seq" and it works, but in c to a filecopy "c:\xzt.seq" IString nothing happens, AND I get NO error flags.
There is no fileErrorHandler in the program at this point.
HELP !!!!!!!
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by:hjaycox
ID: 1466872
Dalin.... forget it.... I HAD A BRAIN FART...../.
EVERYTHING WORKS FINE !!!!!!!!!!!
thanks
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