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VBSCRIPT DateDiff (current date back x days)

Posted on 2006-11-27
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I need a script that will look into a directory and open all files that are from the current date and back say 4 days. I have most of the code to read the files but I can't figure out how to do the datediff.

This is what I currently have:

If DateDiff("d",Now,fil.DateCreated) = -1 Or fil.DateCreated = Now Then

this only does the current date I think.
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Question by:bneese
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by:GrahamSkan
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Is there a DateADd in VBScript?

If fil.DateCreated >  DateAdd("d", -4, Now) then
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by:Rory Archibald
ID: 18020885
Hi,
Use something like:
If fil.DateCreated >= date - 4 then


HTH
Rory
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by:bneese
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Thanks for all the help guys. As I was looking at it after about an hour of trying to figure it out I got it to work using this:

If DateDiff("d",Now,fil.DateLastModified) > -3 Then
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Here is an example of using DateAdd() as GrahamSkan suggests...

But are you looking for things OLDER than a certain time period?  or NEWER?

If OLDER then:

Dim fso, startFolder, OlderThanDate

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
startFolder = "c:\someFolder\" ' folder to start searching (subfolders will also be searched)
OlderThanDate = DateAdd("d", -3, Date)  ' 3 days (adjust as necessary)

SearchFiles startFolder, OlderThanDate

Function SearchFiles(folderName, BeforeDate)
   Dim folder, file, fileCollection, folderCollection, subFolder

   Set folder = fso.GetFolder(folderName)
   Set fileCollection = folder.Files
   For Each file In fileCollection
      If file.DateLastModified < BeforeDate Then
         ' do something with the file...
         ' fso.DeleteFile(file.Path)
      End If
   Next

    Set folderCollection = folder.SubFolders
    For Each subFolder In folderCollection
       SearchFiles subFolder.Path, BeforeDate
    Next
End Function



***If you want files NEWER, then just switch the If statement so it has a greater than symbol:

      If file.DateLastModified > BeforeDate Then
         ' do something with the file...
         ' fso.DeleteFile(file.Path)
      End If
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