How to get the 'Day of the Week' ie) monday, tuesdat etc... into a variable in batch script

Posted on 2007-03-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-26

I need to set a variable to the actual day of the week like Monday, Tuesday etc.... then on the very last line of my code I need to put that variable in place of FRIDAY which is hard coded.  How can I do that?  Here is my code:

for /F "tokens=2-4 delims=/- " %%A in ('date /t') do (
set MM=%%A

mkdir F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%
cd F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%

REM Erase all the .bak, .xml and .lae files in the F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%. Needed in case backup is run twice.

erase F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\*.bak /S/Q/F
erase F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\*.xml /S/Q/F
erase F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\*.lae /S/Q/F

REM Stop the IWR Service as it cannot be running for next two steps
net stop "Cognos IWR Service Manager (cer3)"

REM First create the iwrdbbackup.bak file with the osbackup command
f:\odi\ostore\bin\osbackup -f f:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\iwrdbbackup.bak -i f:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\inc.lst -I "f:\cognos\backups\import_list.txt"

REM Next create the iwrdbbackup.xml file with the dsdump command
"f:\Program Files\cognos\cer3\bin\dsdump.exe" -db "F:\Program Files\Cognos\cer3\iwr\database\iwr70.db" -fn f:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\iwrdbbackup.xml -v all -l "f:\cognos\backups\logfile.txt"

REM Copy the .db and the .pkg files
xcopy "F:\Program Files\cognos\cer3\iwr\database\"*.db F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\*.* /Y

REM xcopy F:\Program Files\cognos\cer3\iwr\database\*.pkg F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\*.* /Y

REM Start the IWR Service
net start "Cognos IWR Service Manager (cer3)"

REM Create the UpfrontStore.bak file. Cognos IWR Service can be running
"f:\Program Files\Cognos\cer3\bin\upfdbadm.exe" -b f:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\UpfrontStore.bak

call setenv.cmd


cd %costar_cog_home_path%\scripts\Backup Jobs

if errorlevel 1 goto err

REM call CleanupDistributedReports.MCX
goto ok

Echo Process Failed at %process_loc%
exit 1

Echo Process completed Successfully

xcopy F:\cognos\backups\%YYYY%%MM%%DD%\*.* F:\cognos\backups\Cognos7_Daily_Backups\Friday\*.* /Y
Question by:elwayisgod
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Accepted Solution

SteveGTR earned 50 total points
ID: 18783115
Here's some code. Please check the spellings on the days of the week.

@echo off


call :GETDATEPARTS "%date%"

call :GETDAY %mm% %dd% %yy%

echo Today is: %day%

goto :EOF


set dt=%~1
set tok=1-3

if "%dt:~0,1%" GTR "9" set tok=2-4

set yyyy=

for /f "tokens=%tok% delims=.:/-, " %%a in ('echo %~1') do (
  for /f "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=/-,()." %%x in ('echo.^|date') do set %%x=%%a&set %%y=%%b&set %%z=%%c

if not "%yyyy%"=="" set yy=%yyyy%

if 1%yy% LSS 1000 (if %yy% LSS 70 (set yy=20%yy%) else (set yy=19%yy%))
if 1%mm% LSS 100 set mm=0%mm%
if 1%dd% LSS 100 set dd=0%dd%

goto :EOF


if "%~3"=="" echo GETDAY requires 3 parameters: mm dd yy (4 digit)&goto :EOF

set wmm=%1
set wdd=%2
set wyyyy=%3

if 1%wmm% GTR 100 set /A wmm=1%wmm% - 100
if 1%wdd% GTR 100 set /A wdd=1%wdd% - 100

if %wmm% LSS 3 set /a wmm+=12&set /a wyyyy-=1

set /A dayNum=%wdd% + (2 * %wmm%) + (3 * (%wmm% + 1) / 5) + %wyyyy% + (%wyyyy% / 4) - (%wyyyy% / 100) + (%wyyyy% / 400) + 1
set /A dayNum=%dayNum% %% 7

if %dayNum%==0 set day=Sunday
if %dayNum%==1 set day=Monday
if %dayNum%==2 set day=Tuesday
if %dayNum%==3 set day=Wednesday
if %dayNum%==4 set day=Thursday
if %dayNum%==5 set day=Friday
if %dayNum%==6 set day=Saturday

goto :EOF

Good Luck,

Author Comment

ID: 18783526
Is that as short as the code can get?
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Expert Comment

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