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Posted on 2011-03-22
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After searching I found the problem is that 07 no longer supports the .FileSearch function (which is stupid IMO).  Anyway, I have code that worked in 03.  It searches for .log files in a directory and if there are more than 10 files present, it deleted the oldest one.  What do I need to use in 07 to do this?

Here is the code that worked in 03.

Thank you!

Sub DeleteOldestFile()
'maintains the number of log files to a max of 10.  Deletes the oldest file.
    Dim strFilePath As String

    strFilePath = GetDBPath
   
    With Application.FileSearch
       .NewSearch
       .LookIn = strFilePath
       .Filename = "*.log"
       .Execute
       If .FoundFiles.Count >= MAX_LOG_COUNT Then
            Kill .FoundFiles(1)
       End If
    End With
   
End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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you can try the File scripting, needs reference to Microsoft scripting runtime

codes goes something like this

Dim fso As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim srcFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim fileItem As Scripting.File
Dim strFilePath As String

    strFilePath = GetDBPath

Set fso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
Set srcFolder = fso.GetFolder(strFilePath)

    For Each fileItem In srcFolder.Files
        If Right(fileItem, 4) = ".log" Then
        Debug.Print fileItem.Name, fileItem.DateCreated
        End If
    Next
    

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by:AronMcD
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capricorn,
Using fileItem.Delete deletes all files with the .log extension.  How do I delete just the oldest file?  

Thanks for the help.

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by:AronMcD
ID: 35190334
capricorn,
I got it to work using:

Kill strFilePath & fileItem.Name

Seems to work fine.....unless you know of a better way.

Thanks for the help.   I appreciate it.  
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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sorry, just got back from a meeting. glad you got it working..
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