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Posted on 2010-09-02
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Hi,

The following code breaks when the file mstr.csv is not found. what I need to do is this. If the fille is not found then write to a log (timestamp + file (argmuent to deletefile) was not found) and continue to main task.

If the file is found then write to the log (with time stamp) and say successfully deleted and then continue to main task.  How do I achieve this

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Public Sub Main()

deleteFile ("C:\mstr.csv")
Call MainTask

End Sub

Function deleteFile(sFilename As String)
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.deleteFile (sFilename)
Set fso = Nothing
End Function
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Question by:anshuma
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Doesn't the FSO has a FileExists method? So:

Function deleteFile(sFilename As String)
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
IF fso.FileExists(sfilename) then
   fso.deleteFile (sFilename)
Else
   'write to your log file
End if
Set fso = Nothing
End Function

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by:PJBX
ID: 33592542
Doesn't the FSO has a FileExists method? So:

Function deleteFile(sFilename As String)
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
IF fso.FileExists(sfilename) then
   fso.deleteFile (sFilename)
   Set fso = Nothing
Else
   'write to your log file
End if
End Function
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by:Surone1
ID: 33592571
Public Sub Main()
if deleteFile ("C:\mstr.csv") = -1 then
'write date() & "delete failed"
else
write  date() & "delete succesful"
end if
Call MainTask

End Sub

Function deleteFile(sFilename As String)
on error hoto hell
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.deleteFile (sFilename)
Set fso = Nothing
return 0
exit function
hell:
return -1
End Function
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by:Surone1
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ID: 33592585
Public Sub Main()
if deleteFile ("C:\mstr.csv") = -1 then
'debug.print date() & " delete failed"
else
'debug.print  date() & " delete succesful"
end if
Call MainTask

End Sub

Function deleteFile(sFilename As String)
on error goto hell
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.deleteFile (sFilename)
Set fso = Nothing
return 0
exit function
hell:
return -1
End Function
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by:Surone1
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turn off error handling (default): on error goto 0
ignore any erors and continue executing the code: on error resume next
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by:Zhaolai
Zhaolai earned 166 total points
ID: 33593279
This is what you want:

Public Sub Main()
    deleteFile "C:\mstr.csv"
    Call MainTask
End Sub

Sub deleteFile(sFilename As String)
    Dim fso As Object
    Dim oStream As Object
    
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set oStream = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\mylog.log", 8, True) ' 8 - appending, 2 - writing
    If fso.FileExists(sFilename) Then
        fso.deleteFile sFilename, True  'force to delete
        oStream.WriteLine Format(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss") & ": File successfully deleted."
    Else
        oStream.WriteLine Format(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss") & ": File '" & sFilename & "' was not found."
    End If
    oStream.Close
    Set fso = Nothing
End Sub

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