Solved

Date File (Document) Created

Posted on 2011-09-13
6
211 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am looking for code tho return the Date Created property of a File (Document) using the File SystemObject

I am using the following code which I got in part from Capricorn1 and which returns the FileName.  I need to also get DateCreated:

Sub GetFileSpecs()
Dim strPath As String, strFile As String
Dim objFSO, objFdr, objDate As Object

strPath = "G:\DocumentScan\"
   Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set objFdr = objFSO.getfolder(strPath)
        strFile = Dir(strPath & "\*.*")

       ********* How do I get strDateCreated  ***********  ????

        Do Until strFile = ""
                Call AddToTable(strFile)
       Loop
End Sub

Sub AddToTable(strFile As String)
Dim dbs As Database
Dim rst As Recordset
Set dbs = CurrentDb
Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset("tblDocumentsScanned")
With rst
    .AddNew
    !PDF_Name = strFile

    !PDF_DateCreated  = strDateCreated *********How do I get this String Variable ********** ?????

   .Update
End With

Exit Sub
0
Comment
Question by:Biggles1
  • 4
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:Biggles1
ID: 36527842
I would appreciate your help.

Biggles1
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:peter57r
ID: 36528005
objFSO.GetFile(strPath & "\" & strFile).DateCreated
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Shanmuga Sundaram
ID: 36528538
Please credit to peter57r. your code should look like below.

Sub GetFileSpecs()
Dim strPath As String, strFile As String
Dim objFSO, objFdr, strDateCreated  As String

strPath = "G:\DocumentScan\"
   Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set objFdr = objFSO.getfolder(strPath)
        strFile = Dir(strPath & "\*.*")
strDateCreated = objFSO.GetFile(strPath & "\" & strFile).DateCreated
 

        Do Until strFile = ""
                Call AddToTable(strFile)
       Loop
End Sub

Sub AddToTable(strFile As String)
Dim dbs As Database
Dim rst As Recordset
Set dbs = CurrentDb
Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset("tblDocumentsScanned")
With rst
    .AddNew
    !PDF_Name = strFile

    !PDF_DateCreated  = strDateCreated

   .Update
End With

Exit Sub
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 

Author Comment

by:Biggles1
ID: 36535694
I tried this but the expression

strDateCreated = objFSO.GetFile(strPath & "\" & strFile).DateCreated

returns the date when the FOLDER (ie strPath) containing the files was created not the date of each file (strFile)

Any suggestions?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Biggles1 earned 0 total points
ID: 37800240
The code does not accurately return the date created for some reason.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Biggles1
ID: 37820803
I had to abandon the issue.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a continuation or rather an extension from Cascading Combos (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_5949.html) and builds on examples developed in detail there. It should be understandable alone, but I recommend reading the previous artic…
The first two articles in this short series — Using a Criteria Form to Filter Records (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6069.html) and Building a Custom Filter (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6070.html) — discuss in some detail how a form can be…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server views from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Access…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question