Dynamic Filename In SQL Server 2000 DTS Package FTP Task

I am trying to write a SQL Server 2000 DTS package that will pull down a file using SQL Server's "FTP TASK". The catch is... the file that I am trying to pull down has a filename that is based on the date that the file was created. For example: the filename is '03012007.ZIP' on March 1st, 2007. On March 2nd, 2007, the filename will be: '03022007.ZIP', etc... I will need to write a VB Script that will dynamically create the name each day.

Question is:
What would I do to my DTS 'FTP Task' so that I can pass it the dynamic filename each day?
*I ask that you please be as specific as possible in your responses since I am so new with DTS.
ccptechsAsked:
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navalarya1982Commented:
Do the following.

1.Add dynamic properties task to the DTS package,
2.Add a dynamic property
   2.1 Click add and then select ftp task
   2.2 change the source file name .. set the source to SQL. SQL as this will be easier. just write a sql which can give u the file name in format desired. Sql have date and concate functions.
3. Include this dynamic properties task as one of first steps for the package.

Let me know if you understand all.

cheers!
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ccptechsAuthor Commented:
Thank you navalarya1982! That worked great...
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gwiegelCommented:
When I execute the steps separately this works, but when I execute the package I get "Invalid string format for source file name".  I'm SO close, please help.  Thank you.
select 'dhl_vacdintv' + convert(varchar, getdate()-1,112) + '.xls'

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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>I'm SO close, please help. <<
That is because you are missing step 3.  Workflow needs to be added/corrected.
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gwiegelCommented:
I thought I did?  Please advise.  I appreciate this
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
That seems correct.  Intead of On Complete I would use On Success, but that should not make any difference.  Truth be told I do not use the Dynamic Properties Task but rather an ActiveX Script Task with VBScript code instead of T-SQL.  But again, that should not make any difference.  The only thing I can think of is to change this:
select 'dhl_vacdintv' + convert(varchar, getdate()-1,112) + '.xls'

To the more appropriate:
select 'dhl_vacdintv' + convert(varchar(8),  getdate() - 1, 112) + '.xls'

But I am grasping at straws.
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