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Posted on 2002-05-24
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I have a routine that saves files to a directory in numbered order:
pjt1.dat
pjt2.dat
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pjt10.dat
pjt11.dat

The problem is this: when sorted they show like this:
pjt1.dat
pjt10.dat
pjt11.dat
pjt2.dat
I need to rename these files to load in the order they happened...or sort by date modified...
Is there any way out of this?
Thanks

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Question by:Object_shun
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by:rspahitz
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Click on the Data modified column header in Windows explorer.

Where are these files being display?  How are they being created?  You can rename them so that each 1-digit number has a leading zero and that would help...

In code, you can do this to add the zero "prefix" before the digit:

dim strFilename as string

strFilename = dir$(WhateverPath & "pjt?.dat"
while strFilename <> vbnullstring
  name strFilename as left$(strFilename ,3) & "0" & mid$(strFilename ,4)
  strFilename = dir$
wend
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by:Object_shun
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Im loading them(filenames) to a sorted listbox...loading the filename from the list...to view in order.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Hearing...
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Obj, sorted listboxes always sort alphabetically, and unless the filenames are changes to add the "leading zero" they won't sort correctly.  Another choice is to une a non-sorted listbox.  From that, if you add the items in sequence, they will be "sorted" according to when they are added.
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