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Retrieve list of all files in folder & subfolders with DateCreate property equal to today

Posted on 2008-10-06
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I have some VBA code that runs every day in Access and creates a few hundred reports.  With all the variables it is possible that over 10,000 reports could be run in a day.  What I'm trying to find out is how many reports were actually created today.  

Using the code below, I'm able to list all files in a directory & sub-directories but I only want to see files that were created today.  Is it possible to query the file properties and only list that data?  

The attached code is in Excel, but I can use Access as well if there is something available.
Sub TestListFilesInFolder()
    Workbooks.Add ' create a new workbook for the file list
    ' add headers
    With Range("A1")
        .Formula = "Folder contents:"
        .Font.Bold = True
        .Font.Size = 12
    End With
    Range("A3").Formula = "File Name:"
    Range("D3").Formula = "Date Created:"
    Range("A3:H3").Font.Bold = True
    ListFilesInFolder "X:\Co50Reports\", True
    ' list all files included subfolders
End Sub
 
 
Sub ListFilesInFolder(SourceFolderName As String, IncludeSubfolders As Boolean)
' lists information about the files in SourceFolder
' example: ListFilesInFolder "C:\FolderName\", True
Dim FSO As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim SourceFolder As Scripting.Folder, SubFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim FileItem As Scripting.File
Dim r As Long
    Set FSO = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
    Set SourceFolder = FSO.GetFolder(SourceFolderName)
    r = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row + 1
    For Each FileItem In SourceFolder.Files
        ' display file properties
        Cells(r, 1).Formula = FileItem.Path & FileItem.Name
        Cells(r, 2).Formula = FileItem.DateCreated
        ' use file methods (not proper in this example)
'        FileItem.Copy "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", True
'        FileItem.Move "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt"
'        FileItem.Delete True
        r = r + 1 ' next row number
    Next FileItem
    If IncludeSubfolders Then
        For Each SubFolder In SourceFolder.SubFolders
            ListFilesInFolder SubFolder.Path, True
        Next SubFolder
    End If
    Columns("A:H").AutoFit
    Set FileItem = Nothing
    Set SourceFolder = Nothing
    Set FSO = Nothing
    ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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Sub ListFilesInFolder(SourceFolderName As String, IncludeSubfolders As Boolean)
' lists information about the files in SourceFolder
' example: ListFilesInFolder "C:\FolderName\", True
Dim FSO As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim SourceFolder As Scripting.Folder, SubFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim FileItem As Scripting.File
Dim r As Long
    Set FSO = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
    Set SourceFolder = FSO.GetFolder(SourceFolderName)
    r = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row + 1
    For Each FileItem In SourceFolder.Files
        ' display file properties
'check if the datecreated = date()
    if datevalue(FileItem.DateCreated)=Date() then
 
        Cells(r, 1).Formula = FileItem.Path & FileItem.Name
        Cells(r, 2).Formula = FileItem.DateCreated
        ' use file methods (not proper in this example)
'        FileItem.Copy "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", True
'        FileItem.Move "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt"
'        FileItem.Delete True
        r = r + 1 ' next row number
 
    end if
    Next FileItem
    If IncludeSubfolders Then
        For Each SubFolder In SourceFolder.SubFolders
            ListFilesInFolder SubFolder.Path, True
        Next SubFolder
    End If
    Columns("A:H").AutoFit
    Set FileItem = Nothing
    Set SourceFolder = Nothing
    Set FSO = Nothing
    ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
End Sub

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by:GRayL
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This snippett contains lines 28 thru 35 wrapped in an If statement
      If DatePart(FileItem.DateCreated) = Date()  Then
        ' display file properties
        Cells(r, 1).Formula = FileItem.Path & FileItem.Name
        Cells(r, 2).Formula = FileItem.DateCreated
        ' use file methods (not proper in this example)
'        FileItem.Copy "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", True
'        FileItem.Move "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt"
'        FileItem.Delete True
        r = r + 1 ' next row number
      End If

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by:Jeremyw
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Thanks Cap.  That was exactly what I needed.
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