Renaming files from database records

Posted on 2007-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-30

I am just about to start a small file renaming project with the following requirements:

Provide a front end for users to select a specific directory from a dir structure.

Rename the files in that dir by looking up the existing filename in  a ms sql db table, and renaming the file with a string from a different column in the corresponding db record.

This is my very basic train of thought on the project:

start loop

loop through each file

create a recordset using the filename as criteria to return the required string.

rename file with new name.

Does this seem correct ?

Do I place the recordset inside the loop so it returns the correct string for each file name ?

As you can guess coding is not a strong point, so any advice is greatly appreciated.

Question by:mrkipling
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_Stilgar_ earned 100 total points
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You could create the recordset and loop through it, renaming the files by the fields as parameters, that way you only access the db once.


* fetch all records from files table in db
* start loop
    * for each record in the recordset: change file rs("filename") to be rs("filename_new")
* end loop

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* fetch the folder from the database
* start loop
    * for each file in the rs(folder) rename filex.ext to filey.ext   (use FSO move to do this)
* end loop

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