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Posted on 2006-11-29
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Hello all.  I have a file name such as this:

DSDAD FR6503 111806.txt

I need to grab the date in this the 111906.  What string parse can I use?  thanks all
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If the length and format is consistent:

strTemp = "DSDAD FR6503 111806.txt"
MsgBox (DateSerial("20" & Mid(strTemp, 18, 2), Mid(strTemp, 14, 2), Mid(strTemp, 16, 2)))
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by:sbornstein2
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Is there a way I can first grab the text of 111806 and then check if it is a date?  I think this would be easiest and then just set that to a date variable I have.
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also the file name could be different I need to work from left to right to grab it I think.  The date will always be MMDDYY.
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by:Nightman
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You could parse it out and use the IsDate(expression) - returns a boolean - if you want.
What do you mean about the file name being different? What other permutations are there?
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by:sbornstein2
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well your using a mid and the beginning of that file name prior to the date can possibly be different.  I think I am going to do this which is safer.

 strFileDate = Trim(Mid(myFile, InStr(myFile, ".txt") - 6, 6))
    If Len(strFileDate) = 6 Then
        strFileDate = Left(strFileDate, 2) & "/" & Mid(strFileDate, 3, 2) & _
            "/" & Format(Right(strFileDate, 1), "00")
    End If
   
    'Get File Date - if invalid write to error log and skip file
    If IsDate(strFileDate) = False Then
    End If
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Your's is safer, true, but that's why I asked about the format. A fixed format makes for easier (and more efficient) code. And means that a simple answer would also do ;)

Cheers
Night
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