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How can I use CFFILE and make my upload unique?

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I am familiar with the MakeUnique function within CFFILE, however, I would like to set the format of the renaming of the "like" files, instead of CF doing it.
 
An example of what I want to do when the file exist:

From this:  test_testing_v1.doc
To: test_testing_v2.doc

As you see, I wish to change just the last number before the ".doc" to increment to the next number.

How would you suggest I do this?
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instead of makeunique, make it overwrite
check if file exists ( ),
 if exists then change the file name
else
 just upload

maybe you can generate a number from sequel identity

but why do you wanna do this..?

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keep it Makeunique and store the file names uploaded in a DB along with corresponding records if any or in a new table.

later run a schedule job which cleans up the filenames (if any name not readable), by checking each characters - alphanumeric or numeric blah blah if you want a decent name
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Yog,

I'm trying to do this in order to get better control over the naming convention my group uses when uploading documents to our repository.

Is there not a way I can check for the existence of the file name, and if it does, rename it using the format I mentioned above?

I like the attribute of "MakeUnique", however, I know my group will complain that the unique name is nothing like the filename they uploaded.
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by:Yog
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yeah you are right, you can always cheque for MakeUnique and if it exists rename files and keep uploading blah blah ...

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