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Copy files based on file name and date created with VBS

Posted on 2008-06-15
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Hi

I'm very new to VBS but slowly getting to grips with it.
I'm trying to copy file from one folder to another based on the file name and the date the file was created.
I need to copy any file in c:\folder_a to c:\folder_b which has the file extention of .cvs, which was created after a certain date,and has a file name which begins  a certain string of characters.

An example of the file name is CMA910001_BA_20080604_101509.CSV
Only .CSV files that begin with CMA910001 created after a certain date need to be copied.

Could somebody please show me an example of this code or point me in the direction of a good web resource that will

thanks
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Question by:Hurel
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by:nds_rahulmistry
ID: 21792415
RUN THE FOLLOWING CODE

CHANGE SOURCE AND TARTET DIRECOTORY PATH IN YOUR CODE.

DO NOT FORGET TO USE REFERENCE, AS DISCRIBED IN CODE

REGARDS,

RAHUL

Private Sub A()
    'You must install a refernce to library:  Microsoft Scripting Runtime
    'IN EXCEL'S VISUAL BASIC EDITOR DO FOLLOWING :
    'CLICK TOOLS - CHOOSE REFERENCE - SELECT : MICROSOFT SCRIPTING RUNTIME - OK
 
    Dim fso As New FileSystemObject 'FILE SYSTEM OBJECT
    Dim aFile As File               'HANDLE FOR FSO FILE OBJECT
    Dim aPath As String
    Dim bPath As String
    Dim aName As String
    Dim aBeginWith As String
    Dim aDate As Date
 
    aPath = "C:\Temp\"              'SOURCE PATH
    bPath = "C:\Temp\1\"            'DESTINATION PATH"
    
    aBeginWith = "CM001"            'FILE BEGINS WITH
    aDate = CDate("01-JAN-2008")    'FILES CREATED AFTER THIS DATE
    
    aName = Dir(aPath)
    Do While Not aName = ""
        If Left(aName, Len(aBeginWith)) = aBeginWith And Right(aName, 4) = ".CSV" Then
            Set aFile = fso.GetFile(aPath & aName)
            If aFile.DateCreated > aDate Then
                FileCopy aPath & aName, bPath & aName
            End If
            Set aFile = Nothing
        End If
        aName = Dir
    Loop
End Sub

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nds_rahulmistry earned 250 total points
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I AM SORRY

I GAVE YOU VBA CODE INSTEAD OF VBS CODE.

FOLLOWING IS THE VBS CODE TO GET THE FUNCTIONALITY


    'DECLARE FOLLOWING VARIABLES
 
    bPath = "C:\Temp\1\"            		'DESTINATION PATH
    aBeginWith = "CM001"            		'FILE BEGINS WITH
    aDate = CDate("01-JAN-2008")    		'FILES CREATED AFTER THIS DATE
 
    'CREATE FILESYSTEM OBJECT
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 
    'SET THE SOURCE PATH
    Set aPath = fso.GetFolder("C:\Temp")	'SOURCE PATH
 
    'SEARCH THE FILES WITH GIVEN CRITERIA AND COPY THEM TO DESTINATION PATH
    For Each file In aPath.Files
    	If RIGHT(file.Name, 4) = ".CSV" and Left(file.Name, Len(aBeginWith)) = aBeginWith and file.DateCreated > aDate Then
		file.Copy bPath & file.name
	End If
    Next

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by:Hurel
ID: 21792650
thanks for this.

I'm getting an error
line 6
char 13
error Expected end of statement
code 800a0401
source M$ VBScript compilation error
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by:Hurel
ID: 21792797
I've just tried your VBS code ;-)

Works a treat.

Thanks for your help
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by:Hurel
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thanks
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