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Posted on 2007-11-21
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I have some code that copies the latest file found in a directory, i have the code looking through a series of subdirectories to find the newest file and then if the file contains todays date in the name then move it to a new loc, but i need to know if one or more of the latest files is not from today then output the file information to a txt file as an exception

code below
function getParent()
	fPath="D:\mySQLBackup"
	Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	Set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(fPath)
	set oSubfolders = oFolder.Subfolders
	
	for each oSubfolders in oSubfolders
		filePath=GetNewestFile(oSubfolders)
		if(instr(filePath, sToday)) then
			fileName = re.replace(GetFilenameFromPath(filePath),"")
			oFSO.CopyFile filePath , "D:\Backup\mySQLBackup\" & fileName , OverwriteExisting
		else
			 ' output data to "exception" & date() & ".txt"
		end if
	next 
end function

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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>' output data to "exception" & date() & ".txt"

simply could be:


Set objTextFile = oFSO.OpenTextFile _
(fPath & "exception" & date() & ".txt", ForAppending, True)
objTextFile.WriteLine("output data")
objTextFile.Close

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by:James Rodgers
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does the file need to exist or will this create it?
what happens on the next iteration when another exception is found? is it appended as a new line?
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by:James Rodgers
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also, the code sample you have given wil put teh exception in the directory fpath, is there a system variable that will allow me to put it directly on teh desktop?


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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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what do you think the following parameters of oFSO.OpenTextFile will do:
ForAppending, True

anyhow, to clear any doubts:
http://www.w3schools.com/asp/met_opentextfile.asp
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by:James Rodgers
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>>what do you think the following parameters of oFSO.OpenTextFile will do:
i'm not sure that's why i ASKED, for clarification, yes the append is clear, but not knowing any vbs how am i supposed to know what the true does?...oh yes i ASKED and got a facetious response, thanks
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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glad I could help!
sorry for that, was actually intended "jokeful", looks like that did not get through ...
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by:James Rodgers
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im sorry i took it the wrong way, i referenced this question to you as i respect your efforts on ee and i was a little shocked at the response

btw desktop variable
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
strFolder = objShell.SpecialFolders.Item("Desktop")

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