If file already exists ask user to save as a different file

Posted on 2011-02-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Currently I am using the following code to check and see if a file with the same name exists. If so, delete the file and replace with a new file.

What I would like to do is check to see if the file exists, if so, then generate a message that says something like, "file already exists, would you like to save it with a different file name?" If the user says 'yes' then I would like to generate a 'save as' dialogue box OR a input box to alow the user to save the file name differently.

How would I code this?

If Dir(TheFile) <> "" Then
   Kill (TheFile)
    TheFile = CurrentProject.Path & "\TripReport-" & strPlace & "-" & strUserName & "-" & TheDate & ".rtf"
 End If
    DoCmd.OutputTo acReport, "rptTrip", "RichTextFormat(*.rtf)", TheFile, , , acExportQualityScreen

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Question by:shogun5
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Eric Sherman earned 500 total points
ID: 34994406
Try this ...

 TheFile = CurrentProject.Path & "\TripReport-" & strPlace & "-" & strUserName & "-" & TheDate & ".rtf"
 End If

If Dir(TheFile) <> "" Then
    If MsgBox("File already exist, save with a different name?", vbYesNo, "") = vbYes Then
          ThFile = InputBox("Enter a path and file name.")
    End If  
End If
DoCmd.OutputTo acReport, "rptTrip", "RichTextFormat(*.rtf)", TheFile, , , acExportQualityScreen



Author Closing Comment

ID: 34996156
Okay, this got me to the final solution:

TheFile = CurrentProject.Path & "\TripReport-" & strPlace & "-" & strUserName & "-" & TheDate & ".rtf"
         If Dir(TheFile) <> "" Then
            If MsgBox("File already exist, save with a different name?", vbYesNo, "") = vbYes Then
                  TheFile = InputBox("Enter a path and file name.", "File Name", TheFile)
            End If
        End If

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by:Eric Sherman
ID: 34998996
Thanks for the points.


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